Bouillotte lamp, sold

Nr. 2067

Bouillotte lamp

France, ca. 1960.
Green adjustable metal shade decorated with gold floral frieze.
Three-flame profiled brass plate base.
3 stylized candles. Solid brass with chasing. Beautiful desk lamp that used to be on desks, so called “Bureau Plats” – with their brass base and adjustable shade they are still very popular today and are often placed on windowsills.

Hight: 70 cm | Diameter: 39 cm

Bouillotte lamp

Bouillotte lamps were originally designed in France in the 18th century as table lamps used for playing the card game bouillotte. The lamp was designed to provide a small pool of light for the players while they focused on their game.

In the 1960s, bouillotte lamps experienced a resurgence in popularity and were produced in a variety of styles and materials. These lamps typically featured a circular base with one or more candle-like lights surrounded by a metal shade with adjustable arms.

The metal shades on these lamps were often adorned with decorative elements such as tassels, finials, or other embellishments. They were available in a range of finishes, including brass, bronze, and silver, and were often paired with a patterned or solid-colored fabric shade.

Today, vintage bouillotte lamps from the 1960s are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts of mid-century design. They can be found in antique shops and online marketplaces, with prices ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars depending on their condition, rarity, and level of ornamentation.

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