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Art Deco1352 of 1952Great shade... Who knows anything about it..??1945 - 50's Chinese Day and Date clock with Military Time Display
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Posted 2 years ago

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Hardbrake
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I have had this Art Deco Lamp for over 25 years and for the last 25 years I have been trying to identify it, came close once. Found a drawing of it on the cover of an Antique price guide book. The drawing matched my lamp exactly only it was a drawing. Not one word about the lamp inside the book they had just used an old catalog drawing as part of the cover. The lamp in about 19 inches tall and 23 1/2 inches wide, it is in perfect condition having been repaired by a lamp repairman who did an outstanding job. The lamp has green and gold paint which I believe to be original and it is made of Bronze and Brass. I need to identify who made the lamp and when? If anyone knows please let me know it is the first item I have had a very hard time identifying. If anyone know where I can find anything written about it's manufacture and years of production, that would be outstanding. In the last year seance I have this lamp posted on collector weekly I have been told a lot of thing about this lamp when added all up has left me with the same amount of information I had when I started and that is (NOT MUCH). I have even sent off a personal check to an "LAMP EXPERT" along with the personal check were 4, 8X10 photographs. Only to have everything returned with a letter stating that the lamp appeared to be made up of parts in his "opinion" from looking at the photographs. The Lamp repair expert who repaired the damage for me and has been doing lamp repair for over 40 years informed me that the lamp is not made up from parts and is one of the oldest lamp he has worked on in years and he estimates the age of the lamp as the early 1920's. I have added this bit of information in hopes of getting someone out there to help me identify this lamp. A little help Please

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  1. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 2 years ago
    I believe you have a Art Deco Lamp by Art Metal Works which later evolved into Ronson the lighter manufacturer. Some of there items are marked AMG. I found a similar item on priceminer.com. Your Lamp has been altered to add the the two light arms. Originaly it had a cast lid that matched and fit the box light that the ladies are holding. If you still have that piece, and it can be restored to original, it will help its value. Probably dates to the 1930's. Hope this helps.
  2. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 2 years ago
    Thank you rocker-sd, you have given me a place to start with the name Art metal works, the drawing I found on the cover of the antique price guide book matched my lamp exactly but it was only a drawing and I assume it was from a manufactures catalog and because of that fact I believe the lamp to be unaltered. But once again thank you its a big help. The lid of my lamp is made of Brass and is not cast, the body is made of bronze and the coffin or box is a pot metal. Hardbrake
  3. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 2 years ago
    I did a little more searching and found 3 variations of this lamp with different box's and base's. All three had a box with a lid. Two could not identify the maker either, and the third attributed it to Frankart. But I am certain this is not Frankart. Check David Negley's Frankart web site, compare the quality. Looking at the third photo of your lamp and the quality of the soldering on the hinges is one of the reasons I suspect a marriage. The other reason is your top is made up of standard circa 1900 lamp parts, as in a ceiling canopy. These are just my opinions and I have been wrong in the past. I have been collecting deco nude lights since 1971.
    Search ebay "deco nude lamp" and completed sales there are two similar lamps there now. By the way, when dealing with these nude deco lamps, "Frankart" has come to be almost a generic name for them. I think Frankart was one of the leading manufacturers. Some other companies would be Art Metal Works (ronson), Quoizel, Nuart and countless manufacturers that did not mark their items. These are some of the names you can use in your search. Good luck.
  4. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 2 years ago
    Thank you I need all the help I can get and the photographs I posted were of the lamp as I perched it. The hinges were made of steel and had rusted closed, Someone had forced the lid up and that in turn broke the box at the hinge. The hinge was then broken, that is the area I had repaired and the hinges replaced along with new cloth covered wire and new (old) stock, turn key porcelain sockets. I know that the lamp is not Frankart. I have contacted Mr. David Negley at his web site about 3 years and sent him the pictures I currently have listed and he assured me that the lamp was not Frankart. I have been to e-bay several times as a shopped and a looker trying to find anyone with a a lamp like mine. What makes me mad in this hole thing is that I did not buy the price list book that had the drawing on it, the reason I did not was it was a bad book for use in any reasonable way. Price list are in my opinion a wast of time, but the drawing on the cover would help to prove that I or somebody else, had not made the lamp out of 2 or more lamps. I have been to an Art deco collector, who has a web site out of San Fransisco about 2 years and he flat did not know anything about . 1 Art deco collector in New York told me he has seen the lamp once before about 15 years ago and never again. I will research the names you have provided me with and you're knowledge will be of great help to me thanks, Hardbrake
  5. flowerrose flowerrose, 2 years ago
    Oh that is so beautiful.
  6. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    I feel like I have died & gone to heaven thank you
  7. lampaddict lampaddict, 6 months ago
    Nice lamp but needs some deco or better shades to match or bring it up to par.
  8. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 6 months ago
    Thanks, I have kept the shades that were on the lamp when I brought it. The man whom repaired the lamp said in the 40 years that he has been repairing lamps that he believes this to be one of the oldest Art Deco lamps he has seen. I will leave it as it is currently or until I need to replace the shades (I hope I do not have too).

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