Rare old Bakelite wall lamp. Probably from the 1940's as this came out of an apartment in a building that was handed down through the family. The apartment tenant had moved in before my Grandfather died in 1947. They talked about renting directly from him and I assume they did so right after WWII or maybe even during the war. Grandpa died in the summer of 1947 and the widow of the tenant finally gave up the apartment to live in her sisters house about 1999 after my father had died. We were turning the building into condo's to sell and she had inherited her sister's house.
The lamp is creamy Bakelite and in perfect condition with the just a few marks and scrapes on the Bakelite. It has not been broken anywhere and was re-wired about the year 2000. The plastic holder for the lamp is also still in tact though there are some wrinkles to it. also the original knob for turning on the light is there. best of all is the ORIGINAL cut paper shade. It to is in good condition though there are now some breaks in it. The remarkable thing is everything except the wiring is still all original to the lamp. I will let you do what ever fixing you wish to it.
I have tried to take pictures of all the areas of the lamp and show what minor flaws there are with it. The lighted lamp has a 40 watt bulb but I usually used a 25 watt and it worked just great for me; so YES, I actually used it myself on the wall in my house and for at least the past 15 years or so.
Lamp base (the wall sconce that is) is 5 7/8" long by 4" across. It sticks out about 6 1/2" from the wall and the outer part is 6 1/2" from the bottom of the outer sconce to the top where the bulb goes in. The shade is 5 5/8" tall by 6 1/2" across the base.
Ask any questions and I will put in writing, to the new owner, just where the lamp came from, where it came from, and who had owned it. Not too often you can actually get the provenance on a lamp of this type, but I will provide it for you. Thanks for looking!
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