An unusual 1950s brushed brass television lamp with a vertical cone shade and center bowl to hold plants or artificial flowers - Mid Century housewives loved their plastic flowers and plants, didn't they? Though it can also be used as a table lamp, the vertical cone shade directs the light toward the ceiling, indicating it was meant as a TV lamp.
The lamp is 14-1/2 inches tall, the center bowl is about 11" diameter by nearly 3 inches deep. The attractive heavy base is decorated with embossed acanthus leaves, rope scrolls, and ribbing. There's an on/off switch at the front of the base. The 5-1/2 foot white cord is a little discolored from age but has no breaks or splits and the brown Bakelite plug is in good condition. The light works fine. I peeled back some of the wool felt lining at the bottom to reveal the molded maker's mark "Standard Nov. And Lamp Co.". There are some white paint spatters inside the bowl and a couple of faint, light scratches or rub marks to the back side of the cone shade. The sturdy lamp is stable and heavy for its size.