"Vive le Roi !
The importance of interior lighting is an undisputed fact with the table lamp making a major contribution. The illumination of a room, hall or living space, is only half the story, for a lamp, when viewed as more than "just lighting" can serve, along with pictures and antiques, not only as a work of art, but a functional work of art, offering visual pleasure while fulfilling a most practical role.
We have before us today, a very wide range of shapes and styles from which to choose, from the antique and traditional to space age minimalism.
Some lamps have a story to tell and the lamp shown here is of the ill-fated Louis XVI of France. A hand carved, French, vintage, portrait, fruit wood bust as a lamp. The subject is Louis-Auguste Dauphin of France.
During the Reign of Terror, at the height of the French Revolution, Louis XVI was deposed and the royal family imprisoned. Marie Antoinette was tried, convicted of treason and executed by guillotine on the 16th October, 1793, nine months after the King.
© Antique Lamp Shoppe 2019