Parlor lamp, commonly referred to as Gone with the Wind lamp, in actuality they were hurricane or chamber lamps, originally an oil burning lamp with a glass chimney designed to protect the flame from drafts or winds. They were produced by several glass companies and were popular in the 1890-1900. It was their appearance in the 1939 movie set that this style lamp became referred to as such. This lamp is much earlier than the inception date of the term “gone with the wind” from the 1930’s movie. Hand painted bases portraying flowers and often matching globes are distinguishing features of these early parlor lamps. However, there are some lamps with plain or satin opal glass globes. This lamp stands 24” tall, measured from the base to the chimney rim. The satin opal ball shade is 7 ¼” diameter and 7 ¼” tall. The opalware urn shaped font is about 7 ½” tall. It is decorated with decalcomania thistle flowers, not your ordinary roses or “petal” flower clusters. A bud and two flowers in bloom on the front, a single flower in bloom and bud on the backside. Globe thistle flowers are life like and realistic. Font coloring is mauve at the base fading to light rose at the top. The base is heavy ornate cast metal, with four scrolled feet, stance is 5 ½” square, elevated 2 ½” were it is joined with 1 3/8” brass ring connector. Aged natural patina on metal parts.
The original central draft cut out burner, chimney and brass shade holder are still intact. It has been electrified, so it can be used in a modern home and not have to have the smell of kerosene in the home (or perfumed lamp oil). It was done correctly and the lamp is still in working condition, even better and brighter. It now has an inline on/off switch. We acquired it this way but we do recommend it should be rewired considering its age.
The 10” tall clear glass round bulge chimney is scratch free. The brass gas regulation knob is marked Made in US of America. The brass font is inside of the bottom of the spherical base. A brass embossed cap, with oval medallions surrounded by beading covers the top. There are two dents on the backside, see photos. A colored cork is in place instead of brass cap. Excellent condition, burner is intact after conversion, shade holder has square diaper cutout design and prongs in rings for chimney. See photos.
It will be shipped in two boxes. Both boxes will require full insurance value. It will be shipped in two boxes properly packed. Base estimate is 10 pounds, estimate box size is 18"tall x 12" square. Globe box is 12" square, weight 7 pounds. Shipping charges are always exact rates, overages are refunded. Fedex Home delivery has the best rates.
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Parlor Lamp Gone with the Wind Table Lamp
$219 $295 SALE