November 20, 2010

Ornate whimsy

With my fascination for lamps and lighting fixtures, a lamp was bound to catch my eye in the 1937 home of Alejandro and Ramona Legarda. I just love the young person with a monkey cavorting all over this particular metal chandelier. • LEGARDA ANCESTRAL HOUSE #6

metal chandelier at La Cocina de Tita Moning, the ancestral home of the Legarda clan

9 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

What a fancy Nancy, ornate lamp! It reminds me of the one that used to hand over my grandmother's dining room table... but now it's hanging over my aunt's dining room table!

bfarr said...

Beautiful light fixture. I love these scrolly-ornate iron lamps...my husband not to much.

arabesque said...

yup, couldn't agree with you more,
the monkeys look a bit small noh?! can't seem to find it, but intricate detail, almost art nouveau in style, really pretty. ^0^

have a gr8 weekend dear hilda.

Cezar and Léia said...

Charming and elegant!
Léia

Karl said...

Beautiful and fascinating lamp.

raf said...

This is a wonderful series of posts on the Legarda museum, Hilda. You've really brought it alive and full of interest. As always, thanks for sharing your Manila from so many angles and in so many ways. Happy holidays to you and yours!

George said...

I think this is a beautiful lamp, and even though it has a young person and monkey, it is quite elegant. I like it.

Gunn said...

This is sooooo beautiful!:)

VP said...

Fascinating and beautiful!