"Pair Of Lanterns Of Cab - 2nd Half Nineteenth"Large and rare pair of cab lanterns decorated with golden garlands of bronze and surmounted by the imperial bronze eagle. Body in black plate and brass, 4 sides in faceted glass and 2 in black sheet, interior bronze color. Electrified. Handmade wall mounting brackets, wrought iron. Height 91 cm, width 21 cm. The first cab lanterns appeared in the second half of the 18th century in France and England. Until then, people who traveled at night used the services of pedestrians or riders carrying torches, who walked in front of cars. In the XIX - the golden age of the team - they become indispensable, and their price is often high. In addition to the functional aspect, the lanterns embellish the aesthetics of the cabs and other carriages, themselves distinguished by a great deal of elegance and perfection.