Neo-Romanian style corbel lamp

Neo-Romanian style corbel lamp, mid-1930s house, Kiseleff area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

I located, during my “The Late Neo-Romanian style” architecture tour a couple of weeks ago, an exterior lamp of that design, which is a rare object, with only a handful of such artifacts still surviving throughout Bucharest. I already documented three other Neo-Romanian lamp finds in the following articles: incense burner shape lampslantern-like lamp and Greek cross shape lamp. In this particular example, the relic is attached to an elaborate wood and concrete-modelled corbel, being made from molded glass meshed in an attractive wire pattern in tone with the decorations featured on corbel ends. It decorates a late Neo-Romanian style house dating from the mid-1930s, which features a large access stair covered by an extensive roof eave supported at regular intervals by corbels, all originally embellished with the interesting glass and wire lamp model presented in this article.

Neo-Romanian style corbel lamp, mid-1930s house, Kiseleff area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)


I endeavour through this series of periodic articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.


If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.


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