Bouillotte Table Lamps

During the 18th-Century in France the Bouillotte lamps were created and were in common use. The name came from the popular card game “Bouillotte” that was played at the time. These games lasted many hours, well into the night, and the candles that were used to light the room would burn down in the process. The typical bouillotte lamp allowed the lamp shade to be raised or lowered depending on the height of the burning candle so that the bright flame would not irritate the eyes of the players.

These days an authentic Bouillotte lamp will feature a lamp shade that can be raised or lowered just as the originals were. They are particularly attractive looking lamps and the lamp shades are often given decorative embellishments around the edges as a way of creating a more attractive feature.

Take a look at the range of beautiful Bouillotte table lamps for sale below. The majority are brass lamp bases with tole lamp shades and they are available in a range of colors, sizes and materials.

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Stiffel Brass Bouillotte Table Desk 2 Candle Candlestick Lamp Hollywood Regency
Stiffel Brass Bouillotte Table Desk 2 Candle Candlestick Lamp Hollywood Regency
$129.99
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Vintage Fredrick Cooper Bouillotte 2 candle Floor Lamp with Oval Shade
Vintage Fredrick Cooper Bouillotte 2 candle Floor Lamp with Oval Shade
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Vtg Baldwin Brass Serpentine 2 Arm Bouillotte Lamp Adjustable Shade NO SHADE
Vtg Baldwin Brass Serpentine 2 Arm Bouillotte Lamp Adjustable Shade NO SHADE
$200.00
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French Empire Style 20th Cent Silver Plated 2 Arm Bouillotte Table Lamp
French Empire Style 20th Cent Silver Plated 2 Arm Bouillotte Table Lamp
$2,750.00
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French Empire Style Silver Plate 3 Arm Bouillotte Table Lamp
French Empire Style Silver Plate 3 Arm Bouillotte Table Lamp
$3,500.00
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French Empire Style Silver Plate 3 Arm Bouillotte Table Lamp
French Empire Style Silver Plate 3 Arm Bouillotte Table Lamp
$3,250.00
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French Empire Style 19th Cent Bronze 3 Arm Bouillotte Table Lamp
French Empire Style 19th Cent Bronze 3 Arm Bouillotte Table Lamp
$5,500.00
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French Empire Style Brass Bouillotte Table Lamp with Horn Motif
French Empire Style Brass Bouillotte Table Lamp with Horn Motif
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French Empire Style 20th Cent Bronze Dore 3 Arm Bouillotte Table Lamp
French Empire Style 20th Cent Bronze Dore 3 Arm Bouillotte Table Lamp
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These lamps are sometimes also referred to simply as tole lamps. They have been around for many years as decorative items without really making a mark as a must have item. But it appears they are making something of a comeback thanks to the fact that they offer a point of difference when compared to other styles of table lamps.

While it is still possible to find bouillotte table lamps with the old-fashioned candle holders the more modern version is the electric lamp. Naturally, with an electric bouillotte table lamp there will be no real need to raise or lower the shade, but the design is still appropriate.

Bouillotte table lamps are one of the many different styles of distinctive brass table lamps.