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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Vintage French Bouillotte Brass Tole Desk Lamp
Vintage French Bouillotte Brass Tole Desk Lamp
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VINTAGE 3 CANDLE LIGHT ELECTRIC BOUILLOTTE LAMP STUDENT MANTLE BIRD SNAKE FINIAL
VINTAGE 3 CANDLE LIGHT ELECTRIC BOUILLOTTE LAMP STUDENT MANTLE BIRD SNAKE FINIAL
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Vintage French Tole Bouillotte Table Lamp w American Eagle Finial Adjustable
Vintage French Tole Bouillotte Table Lamp w American Eagle Finial Adjustable
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Signed Vtg Chapman Wood  Brass Bouillotte Candelabra 4 Candle Table Lamp Italy
Signed Vtg Chapman Wood Brass Bouillotte Candelabra 4 Candle Table Lamp Italy
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Stiffel Bouillotte Electric Lamp Two Light Long Candlestick Stem Brass 23 inch
Stiffel Bouillotte Electric Lamp Two Light Long Candlestick Stem Brass 23 inch
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VTG Student Desk Lamp Candlestick Table Light Bouillotte Style Lighting Brass
VTG Student Desk Lamp Candlestick Table Light Bouillotte Style Lighting Brass
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Stiffel Brass Bouillotte French Candlestick Table Lamp Design By Tommi Parzinger
Stiffel Brass Bouillotte French Candlestick Table Lamp Design By Tommi Parzinger
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Early Bouillotte Style Brass Table Lamp
Early Bouillotte Style Brass Table Lamp
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Bouillotte Table Lamp Brass Metal Shade Vintage
Bouillotte Table Lamp Brass Metal Shade Vintage
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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.