C1870 Pair fabulous Napoleon III Marble and Ormolu Electric Lamps

$3,250.00 the lavish pair


This very splendid pair of Louis XVI style white marble and gilded bronze urns has been electrified some time ago. However, we have discarded the old electrics and had all brand new electrics installed. The lamps were very wobbly when we acquired them, so they spent some time being rehabilitated to their current magnificence at the silversmiths.

Now in tip top condition and with new wiring, with an in-line switch, the lamps are all set for a new home. The height including light socket is 32.5 cm. I have had a similar pair at home and they are a great embellishment to the room. The things in the most light need to be really good. One can fudge poorer quality items in romantically dim corners. The sparkle of gold is always appealing!

The Second Empire, under the Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie was noted for its opulence and devotion to luxury. The Empress had a fetish for the Martyr Queen so Louis XVI style objects were in fashion with the wealthy. This is a wonderful fusion of the elegance of Louis XVI and the opulence of the Second Empire.

 

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