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Vintage Table Lamp - Deco Styled Pottery Base with Original Shade
This old lamp is one like you may have found in many homes in the late 1940's or 1950's, often on top of the T.V. or on a table at the end of the sofa. The base is a ceramic which has a textured, dark gray coating. On the front the form is enhanced with a single, black accent line. The sectioned, silver colored neck has an aluminum socket at the top. The socket has a push style on/off switch. On the bottom of the base are felt pads to keep the rough surface from marring a table top. The white plastic cord is old but may be a replacement.
This lamp comes with what appears to be the original, fiberglass style, cylindrical shade that clamps onto the light bulb. The background is a creamy, off white with black and gold spider-webbing decorations. The top and bottom of the shade are edged with a dull gold, plastic lacing. It has a three-way keyed socket and the original brass finial. It still has some of the rag-cloth on the bottom.
Overall it measures about 16 5/8” high. It measures about 4 ¾” to the highest part of the ceramic and the bottom of the base measures about 7 5/8” wide by 2 ¾” deep. The shade alone measures about 9 5/8” high by 6” in diameter.
It is in good, working condition with light wear. There is some chip wear to the textured paint on the base. The shade has a few light wrinkles that appear to be in the way it was initially wrapped into the round form and the seam doesn’t overlap evenly but this too seems to be a manufacturing flaw. There is some soiling, a few dark smudges and small spots of discoloration on the shade. All in all it’s an attractive decorator piece that has been used but not abused.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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