Vintage French glass lamp with antique gilt gesso wood carved base


Shipping to United States: $77.90

A wonderful vintage table lamp created using large crystals for a bobbin stem on a reworked antique gesso gilt finished wood carved coaster base.

A unique piece, this table lamp has great patina.
The base would originally have been a coaster base, possibly for an oriental ginger jar or similar vase, or incense burner. The wood is carved in scroll feet at each corner of the square base, some have lost the scroll in the passage of time. The patina is exceptional, the gilt gesso finish is rubbed and worn, with some loss, adding to its charm and authenticity.
Inside the wooden base is a round metal plate on which is built the crystal stem.
Size approx h40cm, (to top of bulb holder) base 16cm square.

The light fitting takes a bayonet bulb, there is a French plug on the cable. Both of these fittings could be changed for UK or US standard fittings, as with all vintage and antique lighting, this lamp should be wired and installed by a qualified electrician.

We have teamed this lamp with a fabric lampshade in toile de jouy design for the photograph, not available to purchase.

We are able to post out parcels from Metropolitan France and shipping fees are shown, the customer is responsible for any import duties incurred for an item. Please allow plenty of transit time, as European post is notoriously slow! Please also note that deliveries within France are made to a Pont Relais collection point, there are usually a number of these located in shops and supermarkets in each town, and you will be given the opportunity to specify which one you prefer. Deliveries to other European destinations are generally to your doorstep.
Our items are carefully selected antique and vintage pieces from France and they show the character and charm of years of use. We do not sell new or reproduction items so you can expect to find signs of the age and life that the piece has led. We believe this history adds to the story of an item. Obvious damage and faults will always be mentioned in our descriptions but minor age-related condition issues are not considered a detriment.

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