Pair Petite 19th c. Portapalmette Lamps

ORIGIN: Italy
AGE: 19th century
DIMENSIONS: 4” w x 2.25” deep x 5” h; with shades: 4.75” w x 4” d x 10.25” h 
MATERIALS: Wood, candelabra socket, gold lamp cord
CONDITION: Very good; newly rewired; minor wear; vintage half shades show some wear and staining 

Description

A rare petite pair of 19th century Italian altar objects, called portapalmette, converted into lamps.  Gorgeous gilded surface shows minor wear. These would be great bedside in a small bedroom and are also perfect to provide light and classic Italian style in a bookcase. 

Like most antique altar objects, these portapalmette are finished only on the front.  We have added a metal base to improve stability.