American Bouillotte Style Table Lamp


United Kingdom

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American Bouillotte Style Table Lamp

Vintage American Table Lamp.

In the style of the 18th century French bouillotte table lamp which were created especially for the wildly popular French card game of the same name.
The original lamps had between 2 - 4 candles with a height-adjustable metal shade designed to protect the card players from glare as well as stop it catching fire.

The Americans got equally excited about these lamps and reinvented their own.
This one is brass and tole, and clearly the candle has been upgraded to take a bulb.
Its in really good condition with few, minor scratches.
The lamp has been rewired for the UK and takes a standard E27 screw in bulb.


  • H: 57cm (22.44in)
  • W: 32cm (12.60in)



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20th Century Filth is run by Sandra Carter who left a career in advertising and life in London for the seafront in St Leonards on Sea; an area already known for it’s antiques and vintage shops.

Having renovated a few properties which fuelled her interest (read: obsession) with all forms of mid-century design, she’s gone from being tasked with hunting down specific items for family, friends and Clients to focusing full time on sourcing beautiful pieces from France, Italy, Germany and the UK.

She offers a variety of antiques and design from late 18th century to the 1980s, but with a specialist interest in mid century lighting. 

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