This is a pair of, antique Pigeon French oil lamps. They are in fantastic original polished brass condition, a near matching pair, with original glasses around the bulbs. A unique Combination, you will find nowhere else. They have just been professionally converted to 1.8w LED bulbs, including switches and 1.5 metre cables for use as bedside or mood lights. They are wall mountable via the handles.Unique feature lighting based on genuine antique items, circa 1900. Collection in person only due to the glass.
At the end of the 19th century there was a great need for safe lighting, especially for vintners cellars, and Charles developed a non-explosive portable oil lamp. The lamp states that if the lamp exploded, one would be entitled to 10,000 Francs.
In 1884 he patented the lamp and in 1900 he presented the lamp at the World Exhibition in Paris. H, 27.5cm, base diameter, 8cm, all approx.