An antique, 19th century French Argand lamp cast in brass with one bracket arm supporting an adjustable metal shade. An Argand lamp is a type of oil lamp invented in 1780, which burned brighter than that of earlier lamp models. It is also know as a Quinquet. Originally designed to burn oil, today it is wired for electricity. Argand lamps were popular in France until about 1850 when it was replaced by more cost effective kerosene lamps.
Louis-Philippe (1830-48) | 19th century
Width 5.5 Depth 10 Height 20 inches