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    Posted 1 year ago

    Nspring
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    This is very old with early wiring. I’d be afraid to plug it in. It may be painted metal. I’ve turned it over and it is not brass underneath. The colored parts feel like glass. Grape leaves with grapes? This was my grandmothers who was born in 1898. I don’t know the maker or age. It is not for sale. My sister inherited in the estate. I don’t know what a person would do with this, it takes up a lot of space. Just looking for information please.

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      What a beautiful lamp ! I love it . Does it have any markings on base or under it on maker ?
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      The table is an afterthought, why put it on a tiny, insignificant table ?? The lamp is gorgeous however !~
    3. Moonhill Moonhill, 1 year ago
      Really beautiful Art Nouveau desk lamp....love it!!!
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      I'm obviously in the minority. LOL !
    5. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 1 year ago
      That's an amazing Art Nouveau lamp.
    6. Nspring, 1 year ago
      Thank you for your comments. There are no marking that I can see. It is very heavy. It was on the table in the front hall because I believe my mother thought it was ugly and of no value. It will be moved now. It really takes up a lot of space and we’re not sure how it fits in with our other things. The wires are so old I would never plug it in. I’m happy you enjoyed seeing this unique lamp.
    7. Gillian, 1 year ago
      The wiring can easily be updated. It is a lovely, lovely lamp that looks more deco than nouveau - especially the base? Please don't hide it away in a basement, barn or attic!
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
      Yes, I agree with Gillian - it's easy to rewire a lamp. :-)
    9. welzebub welzebub, 1 year ago
      We collect some examples Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Machine Age and and Egyptian Revival lighting and have for many years. Your lamp is a magnificent example!!

      The style of the base, which is in the style of German Secessionist Art Nouveau, combined with what appears to possibly be an inverted Poppy flower shade, would date this lamp to the period of 1900-1910. The type of wire would also support that. The lamp cord would have been wrapped with colored silk threading, which has disintegrated with time. I would be very interested in seeing the underside of the lamp. Also curious as to the location of the power switch to turn it on and off.

      The inserts in the shade should be glass. If you do get it rewired and use it, it should be used with a low wattage bulb. If you have it rewired, they can do it using a new cord which is in appearance, like the old cord would have been.

      Honestly, this lamp is a treasure and should be rewired and given a prominent display spot in the owner's home. I know lots of collectors that would love to find an example like this. Once rewired and lit, I think you would have a new found appreciation of this great piece!!

      A wonderful treasure to be sure!!!
    10. truthordare truthordare, 1 year ago
      Its always interesting how differently we can perceive decorative items.

      To my eye this looks like a marriage, the curved metal lamp stand and the metal lamp shade. The footrest design and the flower shaped shade with glass inserts don't seem to belong together.

      There is also a sense of disproportion for me, and the metals seem to be different compositions and handled differently, between the base and the shade. Shade looks too big for the size of this lamp.

      Of course I could be completely wrong, it's happened. :-)
    11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
      i don't think it's a marriage. they go together perfectly and are the appropriate proportions. i think it appears that they are disproportionate due to the way the camera was used and it is certainly disproportionate to the room it is in. really beautiful lamp! i'd love to see a photo of under the base as well. congratulations!
    12. truthordare truthordare, 1 year ago
      Are you sure ho2cultcha? I saw several of these foot styles on French Ebay today, and the top has a swivel with a light and shade attachment. None in this combined large metal flower shade.
      See for yourself: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/h18AAOSwxipbRMOE/s-l1600.jpg
    13. welzebub welzebub, 1 year ago
      The lamp in that link is not even close in aesthetic to this lamp. Where this lamp has a Secessionist foot, the lamp in the link has what would commonly be referred to by some lamp collectors as a "dime store deco" base. They are different periods and completely different levels of quality.

      I also agree with Ho2cultcha that the proportions are likely skewed by the camera angles.

      Sorry to disappoint, but I have collected this type of lighting for going on 20 years, and the lamp is right.... your assessment is incorrect.
    14. welzebub welzebub, 1 year ago
      "I saw several of these foot styles on French Ebay today, and the top has a swivel with a light and shade attachment. None in this combined large metal flower shade."

      I would add that you did not find any like this because they are quite rare, and extremely hard to find examples of.
    15. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Amazing lamp. Please update your photos once it is rewired-- I'd like to see it with the inserts lit up (blue and green?).

      scott

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