French 19th Century Bouillotte Lamp with Tole Shade
A beautifully designed French Bouillotte lamp with its original green and gold painted tole shade. Bouillotte is a card game, popular in France during the 18th and 19th centuries. For light, they would use a bouillotte lamp. This lamp is brass with two winged swan candelabra arms. 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. This allowed the players to play uninhibited by the glare cast by the candlelight. Cleaned and wired for US.