G076 Pretty Little, 19th Century, Samson of Paris, Accent Lamp-Circa 1880

"I have candles, pictures and flowers on my nightstand and.. of course a lamp!" Khloe Kardashian

A very pretty little, 19th century French, Samson of Paris, Cantonese export style antique accent lamp, or task light. 

Edmé Samson was born in Paris in 1810 and established the porcelain company of Samson and Co in the 1830’s.  In 1845 he opened the company Samson and Son at number 7 Rue Vendome in central Paris.   Edmé Samson was succeeded by his son Emile who ran the company until 1913. 

The shoulder of the lamp painted with spring flower heads above a wide band of pink shaded scale.  The scale band with evenly spaced gilded medallions from which are suspended deep swags of pink and mauve flower heads and foliage.

The lower half of the lamp painted with scattered sprigs and sprays of spring flowers.  The base of the lamp with a wide band of dark pink shaded scale, over gilded with evenly spaced medallions.

The lamp seated in an antique Chinese open work stand and fitted with a custom made, matte gold plated lamp cap.  The lamp with a 25w lamp holder.   The perfect accent lamp for a bedside, desk or sitting room.  The lamp shown with a mauve silk shade suggestion.

Accent Lamps
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.

Circa 1880

Overall height (including shades) 17"/43 cm approx

Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications

Lamp shades can be ordered if required.


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