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    Posted 7 years ago

    DrNessa
    (49 items)

    Hi,

    I just bought this unusual pair of lamps at an estate in Philadelphia.
    Looks like they're Gesso over wooden frame, with stained glass inserts in the lantern style tops.
    The pull chain mimics the shape of the tripod feet!
    They've been electrified (need rewiring).

    I wonder if they were originally funeral parlor lamps?
    Would they've always been electrified, or oil?
    Have a French look to them, any idea how old they are and where they might be from?

    Thanks for looking,

    Nessa

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    Comments

    1. inky inky, 7 years ago
      What a fabulous!! pair...would love them..well done!...:-)
    2. Longlastingfun Longlastingfun, 7 years ago
      I have the same set I just picked up a week or so ago out in Oregon with out the tops, I would love to know more about them myself.
    3. DrNessa DrNessa, 7 years ago
      I'm hoping someone can tell me more about them too.
      My husband doesn't love them as much as I do though, so I might have to look into getting them a new home soon..................
    4. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 7 years ago
      They certainly were not Oil/Kerosene Lamps and your assessment at being Funeral Home Electric lamps is a possibility. The color of the glass inserts give me a post 1920's date...IMHO, BOB

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