“Behold Them, Conquerors Of The World, The Toga-Clad Race Of Romans." Augustus Caesar.
A very smart, French, bronze, small, ( “Small, but perfectly formed” ), antique accent lamp or task light in Napoléonic First Empire, Roman revival style. The lamp standing on a circular base supported on a bronze tripod of hoof footed rams' legs. The lamp design inspired by a Roman altar as found in a temple dedicated to Jupiter, supreme god of the Roman pantheon. The tripod terminating in well cast rams' heads. The rams' heads a Roman symbol for Jupiter.
To the Romans, Jupiter was seen as the supreme ruler of the pantheon of gods and chief deity of the Roman state religion, throughout the Roman Republican and Imperial eras. In Roman mythology, Jupiter established the principles of Roman religion such as offering and sacrifice.
This neo-classic style takes its form from the reign of Napoléon I, the period known as the First French Empire, 1810–1815. The era was the classic artistic expression of Napoléon's plan for a French Empire, based on the grandeur and martial expansion of Imperial Rome.
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. This smart little lamp, by example, could be used on a writing desk, a mantle piece or side table. The lamp designed for a 25w lamp holder. The lamp shown with a Royal Blue and Pompeian red pleated silk lamp shades.
Louis Napoléon III - Circa 1870
Overall height (including shade) 15.5"/ 39.5cm
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