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Lamps1907 of 3644amsterdamse school lamp h64cm w29cmSmall Terracotta Oil Lamp
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Posted 2 years ago

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A friend is trying to find out what this lamp was used for and the age of it. any help greatly appreciated. It looks home made to me, one suggestion is it was made to hang over the arm of a chesterfield.

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  1. bwfergus, 2 years ago
    Looks like something that could have been used in a Funeral Home? Just a guess.....
  2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 2 years ago
    The light bulb suggests "automobile" to me. Have them remove the bulb and look for identifying marks.
  3. pspaws1 pspaws1, 2 years ago
    Saw this on the Facebook connection and my first thought was a strange armchair lamp! Those look like weights to hold the lamp "steady" and the cloth wrapped cord suggests 1920's? I don't know..just a first impression! Never seen anything like it before..maybe a "prototype"?
  4. JohannB JohannB, 2 years ago
    It looks to me like a reading lamp that would straddle the back of a chair and shine over the shoulder of the reader. The electrical hardware is European and I would put the date of manufacture around 1910-1920.

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