This handsome, antique wall lantern was fashioned in straight, square form with an interesting, repousse cross design on each side of the mansard-form roof and a tall, nicely formed smoke chimney. The plaque on the front reads: Chimens de Fer Du Midi, Mouvement Castres. Newly electrified with two candle lights, it will be a useful and decorative accessory indoors or out. Compagnie des chemins de fer du Midi (CF du Midi, Midi or Southern Railway), was an early French railway company which operated a network of routes in southwest France from the mid 19th century.
DATE 19th century
DIMENSIONS Width 11 Depth 10 Height 22 in.