A very charming, early 19th century, little French, Opaline glass, accent lamp, or task light. The lamp decorated in a very pretty style, with floral swags and coral ribbons. The central decoration, a framed oval medallion, painted in polychrome enamels.
The medallion prettily painted with a riverside landing with and arched footbridge. The framed medallion “suspended” with a tied bow of coral ribbon. The lamp seated in a custom made base, lacquered in satin coral. The custom made lamp cap of gold plated bronze. The lamp shown with sage, silk shade suggestions.
Opaline glass:- Opaline glass is usually opaque or slightly translucent, either white or coloured, made in France between circa 1800 and 1890. Opaline resembles the milk glass of 16th-century Venice and the opaque, white glass associated with glass made in 18th century Bristol, UK. Decoration included gilding, painting, and transfer printing reaching its peak of popularity during the reign of Napoleon III in the 1850s and 1860s.
All Opaline glass is hand-blown; there are no seams and no machine engraving. Some pieces, such as boxes, have been fitted with bronze ormolu mounts, rims and hinges. Real Opaline glass was produced only in France.
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.
This is an appealing little accent lamp with real, feminine charm.
Louis XVIII - Circa 1820
Overall height (including shade) 16"/40.5cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications
The lamp shade shown is for photography purposes only.