C1920 Carved Giltwood Italian Lamp, Louis XVI Style


In classic Louis XVI style this caved and gilt wood electric lamp stands 81 cm tall, inclusive of fabulous beaded shade. Made in Italy, this tall table lamp would have graced an elegant sala, where several lamps would have provided the soft ambient lighting that is so flattering to the human complexion. It was not long before this lamp was produced that Cesar Ritz perfected the apricot hue that most flattered his wife's complexion in suffused electric lighting. The Ritz hotels retain this flattering technique. Bright "overhead lighting makes a baby look forty", as they say.

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