Unusual Napoleon III Camel Table Lamp


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Object Description

A very decorative Napoleon III period patinated spelter figure of a camel carrying a glass barrel, now mounted as table lamp.

France, circa 1860’s–70’s.

Why we like it
Wonderfully sculptural and exotic, redolent of the oriental exuberance, this beautiful lamp, complete with an exquisite custom gilded shade, will become a splendid accent in any room.

Object History

Napoleon Bonaparte created a dromedary regiment in 1799 for his Egyptian campaign and himself rode a camel. Many artists of the time were extremely taken by the air of exoticism of this majestic animal, the perfect incarnation of the wave of orientalism that swept through the nineteenth century.

Object Condition

good antique condition

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:56 x H:70 x D:33 centimeters
  • period
  • country

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

(07551) 297389
+447551297389 | +447586602796

Dealer Location

Private showroom open by appointment

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