“Small, but perfectly formed”. Oliver Goldsmith
A delightful and diminutive, late 19th century, Chinese export, bottle shaped antique accent lamp, or task light in Blanc-de-Chine style, simply decorated with two moulded and applied medallions of tightly curled dragons. The lamp seated in a turned maple wood stand, lacquered in sealing wax red. The lamp shown with a silk shade suggestion.
Accent lamps are designed to produce a mood, a look or feel in a room, rather than providing a major source of light in a space. In general, an accent lamp is a relatively small lamp, with usually no more than a maximum height of about 20"/50cm including the lamp shade. Accent lamps also serve as decorative accents within a room. The lamp designed for a 25w lamp holder.
The name “accent lamp” is derived from the word “accentuate”, meaning to emphasize something, or to make something more noticeable. Accent lamps, by example, can be used on a writing desk, a mantle piece, or side table.
Guangzhou Emperor - Circa 1900
Overall height (including shade) 13.5"/34 cm approx
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