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Posted 2 years ago

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Alfredo
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NO, I HAVE NO IDEA WHO MADE THEM, AND YES, I WANT THEM ALL PLACED IN MY OWN FUNERARY PYRAMID.

1. I DO NOT REALLY RECALL WHERE I GOT IT; I THINK IT WAS THE FLEA MARKET. WE LIVED IN THE BOONDOCKS AT THE TIME, SO WE TOOK IT WITH US WHEN WE MOVED TO MANHATTAN . . . AND THAT VERY DAY THE BOTTOM BROKE. i NEVER QUITE LIKED IT, SINCE IT WAS QUITE SMALLER THAN THE TOP AND IT DID NOT LOOK GOOD. SO . . . ONE ENCHANTED MORNING I FOUND THE BOTTOM PART AT THE FLEA MARKET!

2. I HAVE A FRIEND WHO AT TIMES ACTS LIKE A SUGAR DADDY. WE DROVE OUT TO THE ATLANTIC CITY SHOW (A MEGAMOSTER) AND I SAW THIS CEILING LAMP, THE KIND YOU PULL DOWN TO CHANGE THE BULB, AND IMMEDIATELY GOT INTO MY-LITTLE-KID-TANTRUM MODE., SINCE I ALREADY HAD THE BANQUET LAMP, AND HE FELL FOR IT! SO, IT WAS A PRESENT . . . .

3. WE ARE EXPLORING THE CREVASSES ON ATLANTIC AVENUE, BROOKLYN. MY PARTNER SEES A SILK CORD COMING OUT OF A LARGE BOX FULL OF WOMEN'S PANTALOONS. WE EMPTIED THE BOX, AND THE LAMP APPEARED. WE GOT IT, AND I STARTED TO LOOK AT OLD PICTURES. I SOON REALIZED IT TOOK A FRINGE. SO I WENT OUT, BOUGHT THE VELVET RIBBON AND ATTACHED A SUITABLE FRINGE.

4. SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN THE VILLAGE. A STORE WILL CLOSE FOREVER AT 5.00 PM. WE SPOT THE SHADE ON ANOTHER BASE. I ASK MY PARTNER TO RUN TO THE BANK AND SIT ON THE CURB TO WAIT. HE ARRIVES JUST AS THE STORE IS CLOSING. ABOUT A YEAR LATER, I FIND THE FULPER GUNMETAL BASE THAT IT HAS NOW.

I HAVE NOT BOTHERED WITH PROVENANCE, BUT IDEAS ARE WELCOME.

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  1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
    Pretty sure the Red Satin ones are Pittsburgh ... Very nice !!
  2. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    THERE IS ANOTHER BANQUET LAMP. THE ONE PICTURED HAS A B&H OIL TANK. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THEY MIGHT BE CONSOLIDATED.
  3. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    GORGEOUSNESS!!.. lamp # 4 is super fantastic i adore it!
  4. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    All which goes to show that lamps, like people, can be made out of spare parts . . .
  5. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    By the way, Gary, that is my Binghamton Fall lamp. Pure upstate New York!
  6. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    I don't know who did it, but a kind soul has sent me proof that at least my Lionhead shade is definitely Consolidated, and it was advertised with its corresponding base as Wrigley's.
  7. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    beautiful lamps -- lamps always seem to make the house-- give it spirit and atmosphere
  8. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    The bottom part of my Lionhead has been identified as Pittsburgh's sunken Hollyhock. By the way, it was a relative of Welz, from the Kopp family, who migrated to the USA, worked for Fostoria, then opened Pittsburgh and Consolidated!

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