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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French Empire Style Bouillotte Brass Lamp
French Empire Style Bouillotte Brass Lamp
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Brass Reading Table Lamp in the Bouillotte Style
Brass Reading Table Lamp in the Bouillotte Style
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VTG Bouillotte Student Desk Lamp Candlestick Light Eagle red Burnt Orange Metal
VTG Bouillotte Student Desk Lamp Candlestick Light Eagle red Burnt Orange Metal
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Vintage Brass Bouillotte Style Table Desk Lamp
Vintage Brass Bouillotte Style Table Desk Lamp
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Vintage 1425 Bouillotte Table Lamp Light 3 Bulb Candlestick Brass gold color
Vintage 1425 Bouillotte Table Lamp Light 3 Bulb Candlestick Brass gold color
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Vintage Brass Bouillotte 3 Arm Candlestick Lamp Light 24 Tall
Vintage Brass Bouillotte 3 Arm Candlestick Lamp Light 24 Tall
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Vintage Style Bouillotte Candlestick Lamp Brass  Marble Faux Table Desk Banker
Vintage Style Bouillotte Candlestick Lamp Brass Marble Faux Table Desk Banker
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Vtg MCM Bouillotte Candlestick Light Table Lamp Brushed Pewter Tole Metal Brass
Vtg MCM Bouillotte Candlestick Light Table Lamp Brushed Pewter Tole Metal Brass
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16 BLACK ALLADIN BOUILLOTTE STYLE TOLE LAMP ROBERT ABBEY
16 BLACK ALLADIN BOUILLOTTE STYLE TOLE LAMP ROBERT ABBEY
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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.