: SOLD : Antique French Pigeon Lamp
Gorgeous and authentic 'Pigeon' brass oil lamp, manufactured in Paris in 1885.
Award winning invention by Monsieur Pigeon, this was the first safe and non-spilt oil lamp created to replace candles. Made of brass with lovely French inscriptions on the front, it features a small handle with a hole so it could be hang on the wall.
Originally these lamps were commonly found hang on the wall near the stair case going to the cellar, so it could be easily taken to go down to the cave or cellar.
In very good condition for its age, the lamp has its original glass and can still be used! It comes with the wick, all you need is lamp oil.
It makes a beautiful smooth light, but also when not in use it is a wonderful decorative piece with definitely a lot of story to tell.
Measures: 24cm high.