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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VTG 21 Tall Triple Three Light Brass BOUILLOTTE LAMP w Black Tole Shade WORKS
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Vtg Mid Century Hollywood Regency Stiffel Tommi Parzinger bouillotte lamps Pair
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Antique French Bouillotte Parquetry Table End Side Lamp Coffee Server Dining
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VINTAGE STYLE BOUILLOTTE TABLE LAMP HOME GARDEN LIGHT WITH ROBERT ABBEY SHADE
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Vintage Bouillotte Table Lamp 2 Arm Shade Black Silver Marble Base
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F28954 SEDGEFIELD By Adams Brass Bouillotte Lamp w Tole Shade
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Chapman Bouillotte French Empire Style Hollywood Regency Swan Lamp
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Vintage Bouillotte Brass 2 Light Table Lamp With Tole Metal Drum Shade
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SALEAntique Vintage Brass 20Bouillotte Candlestick Style 4 Way Lamp w Shade
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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.