A very sweet, 19th century, French porcelain, antique accent lamp which can best be described as small and elegant!
The lamp in formal urn style, affixed with ribbon shaped handles. The two ribbon handles, rim and soccle enamelled in a pale pastel green. The urn beautifully painted in miniaturist style with a pastel palette of enamels. The painted subjects in bosquet or formal garden style. The French “bosquet” translates as a formal grove, an arranged enclosure of trees, shrubs, arches and fountains.
The urn with two “vues de jardin formelles”. The subject set on broad lawns with two rows of clipped yew trees leading to a small domed pavilion with rows of tall poplar trees in the background. The second subject set on broad lawns with tall Roman style, ivy covered arches. In the centre of the subject, a water fountain.
The perspective leading the eye to distant mountain views. The base of each garden subject under hung with swags of spring flowers in pink and green. The decoration includes small sprigs and sprays of garden flowers.
The lamp supported on a slender circular soccle, standing on a square flower head decorated base. The custom made lamp cap of gold plated bronze. A very pretty little 19th century French accent lamp designed for a 25w globe lamp holder.
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 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. The lamp shown with a mint, silk shade suggestion.
Louis Philippe - Circa 1840
Overall height (including shade) 16"/41 cm approx
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