An outstandingly decorative and rare pair of stylish, French, mid 19th century, cast bronze, cassolette antique candle stick accent lamps. The lamps in the neoclassical style of Louis XVI.
The cassolettes of urn shape with cast borders of stiff laurel leaf, below which, is a double band of beading. The urns with cast rams head handles “tetes de boucs”.
The urns hung with laurel leaf and berry swags and standing on short fluted columns, the columns mounted on square shaped bases with laurel leaf borders.
The polished bronze has been sealed, with no further polishing required. The lamps shown with a pleated, Pompeian red, silk shade suggestion. These are very elegant French accent lamps in a formal 18th century style.
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. Ideal as buffet lamps for a sideboard.
Napoléon III - Circa 1860
Overall height (including shades) 20"/51cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications
The lamp shades shown are for photography purposes only.