A beautiful old black tole lamp from the 1960s time period. This lamp is amazing being composed of a black and white tole painted metal. Tole painting is a practice that started in the 18th century but experienced a resurgence in the 1960s with designers like Priscilla Hauser. Ms. Hauser organized teachers and painters alike to form the National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters in 1972. Tole painting generally consists of decorative designs like floral motifs using inexpensive, long-lasting and sturdy acrylic paints. This lamp has a black foundation color which makes the base with the trim being colored in white. There are also sections of white and yellow sunflowers along the lamp stem and on the shade. There are two lights which are set side by side facing opposite directions which are turned on by pulling a metal string. The lamp also has a two pronged plug in as well. The entire lamp is in great condition having only a few scuff marks along the base and on the bottom part of the shade. Otherwise it is in great overall condition. The lamp measures 17" long with the shade section being 11" in diameter at the widest point. A very nice decorative piece for the home!