Signed Handel reverse-painted birds of paradise table lamp, circa 1910's. Beautiful reverse-painted shade features birds of paradise on black ground with chipped ice finish on obverse. Shade is double signed, with "Handel 7026 HB" painted on lower inside rim, signifying the artist as Henry Bedigie, and Handel stamp on shade ring. Four-legged lyre base has triple socket fixture with acorn pulls and beautiful patina, and is topped with an original Handel pierced heat cap and fancy fleur-de-lis finial. Lamp has been rewired with contemporary plastic cord with rheostat, and includes original felt and tag on base. Overall in pristine original condition. Measures 24 1/2 inches tall with a shade diameter of 18 inches.
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