Posted 6 years ago
Thought this was an interesting example of a "trench art" lamp though I believe it was made between the wars, possibly in the 1920's or 1930's.
The main body is a brass shell casing. Parts of '20's to '30's (?) sconces with matching painted shades were used for the lights. Nice use of bullets for the pull chain drops. All mounted on a turned mahogany base.
I especially liked that the decoration included an image of "The Spirit of St. Louis". The prop is done to suggest it is spinning. Consistent with what I believe to be the time period when I think this lamp was made. Lindbergh made his historic flight in 1927.
Note also the zeppelin. The Hindenburg??? If so, would date this lamp to even later, say after 1937?? Not sure about that point.
Also note the American eagle clutching a star and bar shield.