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LIGHTING ART & OBJECTS JEWELRY SEATING TABLES MIRRORS                                  Roomscape Mid Century Modern Furniture
Art Nouveau table lamp, pond wildlife, gilt bronze & alabaster, 1900 ca, French
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Art Nouveau table lamp, pond wildlife, gilt bronze & alabaster, 1900 ca, French

Code: 11221

Price: £490 / $603 / €578 / ¥4,082

Height: 57cm (22.4")     Width: 35cm (13.8")
Depth: 35cm (13.8")
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Art Nouveau antique table lamp with pond wildlife theme, cast bronze with gold plate gilding on an alabaster base, 1900 ca, French.

This lamp has been gently cleaned while respecting the antique patina. It is newly rewired, earthed, PAT tested by an electrician and ready to use. It has the following new components: brass lamp holder & cover, golden silk cable, white cord switch and white plug. This lamp could be used with a dimmer. It is possible to use this lamp in other countries with a light bulb suitable to local electricity.

This antique table lamp was probably made in France around 1900. It is in keeping with the Parisian Art Nouveau style and has several distinctive features: the use of floral designs, curving lines and asymmetry. The bronze casting is crisp & weighty finished with golden gilt. Within the design dragonflies, beetles & snails are nestled amongst water lilies, irises & cattails.

This lamp has medium size proportions well suited for a side table, desk, sideboard, or bedside. With the warm tones, texture & delicate presence, it would suit a range of interiors such as Antique, Traditional, Hollywood Regency or Contemporary.

The design consist of an alabaster round base on which sits a golden bronze portion formed by foliate, flowers & wildlife, all with sinuous movement & whiplash curves. At the top there is a new lamp holder & cover, both of brass. Two brass rings secure the lamp shade to the lamp holder and is easy to remove when needed.

This lamp is finished with a quality vintage lampshade. It has an elongated form covered with silk ivory fabric & golden trim following the scalloped edge. Inside the shade is lined with ivory fabric. The bracket inside is hinged to change the bulb or level the shade. This lamp shade is vintage but not as old as the lamp base.

Underneath the lamp base is padded with new black felt to protect the furniture below.

This lamp carries 1 standard small screw light bulb (E14) up to 60 Watts. At present it is fitted & photographed with a Candle Clear shaped light bulbs of 28 Watts. This is included in the price. It is possible to use other bulb shapes.

This antique lamp is in very good condition for its age. The gilt bronze frame is sound with patina developed over the years with minor rubbing to the gilt & tiny marks. The alabaster base is in good condition with a warm patina; there are no chips but only minor marks in line with age. The vintage lampshade is in good condition with no cuts or stains on the fabric but a few minor dots & minor paint loses to the metal frame in line with age.

Additional dimensions:

The total Height of the lamp with the shade on is: 57 cm.

The base alone without the shade is: Height: 38 cm, Width: 14 cm, Depth: 14 cm.

The lampshade alone is: Height: 25 cm, top diameter: 20 cm, bottom diameter: 35 cm.

Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care while packing. For safe transport the base & lampshade would be wrapped separately in bubble wrap, foam and an outer layer of card. Together these parts would easily fit into a box with loose fill packing nuts, safe for posting with a courier. We ship with reliable couriers (signed for, tracked & insured).


UK Mainland: Free
European Union: 70
United States/Canada: 110
Australia: 200
Japan: 150
Rest of the World please enquire.


The Art Nouveau movement of architecture and design had first appeared in Brussels, in houses completed in 1893 by Victor Horta and Henry van de Velde, flourishing in Paris from about 1890 to 1914. It reached its high point at the 1900 Paris International Exposition, with the Art Nouveau metro stations designed by Hector Guimard. It was characterized by a rejection of historicism and traditional architectural forms, and a flamboyant use of floral and vegetal designs, sinuous curving lines such as the whiplash line, and asymmetry. It was most prominent in architecture, appearing in numerous types of buildings, and in the decorative arts, particularly glassware, furniture, lighting and jewellery. It spread quickly to other countries, but lost favour after 1910 and came to an end with the First World War.
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