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A Pair of 20th Century Tole Pineapple Wall Lights

A Pair of 20th Century Tole Pineapple Wall Lights


Circa 1960 France

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Height 15 inches (38.10 cm)
Width 15 inches (38.10 cm)
Depth 5 inches (12.70 cm)

A pair of 20th century white painted tole two arm wall lights, taking the form of pineapples.

Traditionally, since early colonial times, the pineapple has become a symbol of welcome. The first European encounter with this fruit was by Christopher Columbus in November 1493 when he stepped ashore a Caribbean island. It was then traded by New England sea merchants, finding its way to Europe in preserved form as a sweet meat. Pineapples as objects became especially prized in European Society; they crowned the most extravagant centrepieces at feasts, defining a host's wealth and generosity.

This pair of wall lights will provide a welcoming light to the interior of your home.

Reference 1373

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