Meaning of bouillotte lamp

bouil•lotte' lamp"

Pronunciation: (b-yot'), [key]
— Fr. Furniture. Fr. Furniture.
  1. a table lamp of the 18th century, having two or three adjustable candle brackets and a common shade sliding on a central shaft.
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