Beyond these things, there is no furniture, if we except an Argand lamp
, with a plain crimson-tinted ground glass shade, which depends from He lofty vaulted ceiling by a single slender gold chain, and throws a tranquil but magical radiance over all.
I suffered a moment of giddiness before the door opened, light streamed in, and Rose entered, preceding a man in a green baize apron whom I had never seen, carrying on an enormous tray three Argand lamps
fitted into vases of Pompeiian form.
He performs a service by including illustrations to accompany the history of lighting, beginning with oil lamps, candles, and Argand lamps
that arrived at the end of the century.