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French 19th Century Bouillotte Lamp & Tole Shade

French 19th Century Bouillotte Lamp & Tole Shade

French Bouillotte lamp with its original painted tole shade. Bouillotte is a card game, popular in France during the 18th & 19th centuries. For light, they would use a bouillotte lamp. This particular one is silver plate with 3 candelabra arms, now U.S.. wired. As the candles would burn down one would use a key, where the shade connects the middle shaft, to lower the shade as the candles burned down. Allowing the players to be free of glare. 1880's or earlier. 

SKU: 

4954-7

Price: 

$2,550.00

Dimensions: 

21 5/8"H x 14 1/4"D