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    Posted 5 months ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4189 items)

    I think that this is a candlestick holder, but not sure. there's no place to wire it, so i'm not sure. There was some old wax in the cups, so it was probably used as that. It could be fairly easily wired to make a nice lamp with it - after removing the arms. i took it apart and it looks very nice without them. i think it's probably late 19th century, although the cloissone could be much earlier. The gilding is very nice on it - probably french?

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    1. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 5 months ago
      I'd say it was originally a candle holder but...the top part looks kinda like it should have a lamp piece? It's nice and unusual though- the colour is bright and cheery
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 months ago
      thank you Lauren!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 months ago
      Beautiful. Agree it looks like there should be a smaller lampshade on top. Looks like some sort of library/reading lamp. I would no doubt keep it as it is and get a lampshade for it, maybe a black one to pick up that color. They were not afraid to mix styles then so I wouldn't be now. Would go for a quite plain black lampshade to go with it. I would place this around 1880-1910 by the form of it. Wonderful piece!
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 months ago
      thank you Elisabethan!

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