Group of French Lamps by Monsieur Pigeon


1880's onwards

  • £230.00 for the collection
  • €267 Euro
  • $325 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Charles Joseph Pigeon invented these charming and functional lamps in 1884, recognising a gap in the market, highly successful thay made him famous and a wealthy man His tomb is in Monparnassewhere his bronze sculpure of himself poise with pencil and notepad is illuminated by the very lamp he had invented so long ago... his custodians emain to keep it alight for 'eternity', which is wonderful and hugely optimistic. Wehave a small collection in honour of this inventor. They are charming with interesting embossed names and design, with a Bee motif. A man blowing a horn, and inscribed Lampe Feutree Arbeille. A charming collection and focal point. In both brass and nickel they have the odd dent, mild scratches and signs of use. I have not had the spirit to try them out, neverthless they have wicks and some glass shades etc to be functional. Petrole, essence, gasoline.


1880's onwards

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I am an artist, sculptor, collector and restorer.  I have always been inspired and influenced by my love of the old. Since collecting tins, postcards, early textiles and gadgets as a teenager I have surrounded myself with “stuff”. I started trading in the 1970s from my architectural effects shop Leaded Lights and design shop Gothic in Greenwich. My stock reflects my enjoyment of the antique and the peculiar, from early Medieval to Victorian to Art Deco and industrial design.

I endeavour to hunt out the unusual - richly patinated wood, faded sun-drenched   paintwork and gently burnished ironwork.

We are based in a Victorian Gothic building in Somerset, only 15 minutes from the M5.

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