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    Posted 1 year ago

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    I don't know much about this style of lamp, other than what I found in artislove's post several years ago. I could only find one other example on the internet.

    I bought it because I am a fan of Arts and Crafts decor and loved the intricate wood scroll work. I am not sure if it is vintage (1970's) or antique (1930's). It came with a dry-rotted piece of tatting lace (1930's) shading the bulb and yucky plastic cord and push-switch( 1970's).
    The lace appeared to be older than the electrics.

    When it arrived, I decided the lamp needed some TLC. I meticulously sanded all edges, touched up the finish, added amber mica sheet for a shade, twisted cloth cord and an antique bronze socket with a pull chain. I tried to stay true to its origins while re-imagining this lamp as a hybrid American/Amsterdanse Arts and Crafts piece. It is 21" x 12" x 7".

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      Beautiful now!!
    2. Sammyz Sammyz, 1 year ago
      Thanks Watchsearcher! Thanks all, glad you like it.
    3. Sammyz Sammyz, 1 year ago
      If anyone knows more about this, please comment!
    4. Sammyz Sammyz, 12 months ago
      Hello Pippo. Thank you for your comments. I would love to see a photo of your new lamp! I think this style is not very common.

      I purchased my lamp from the Netherlands and had it shipped to the US. I am glad to know that the switch and cord on my lamp was probably not original.
    5. Sammyz Sammyz, 12 months ago
      Hi MALKEY! Glad to see you on CW! I hope you are doing well!
    6. Sammyz Sammyz, 12 months ago
      Wow! That is an intricate and beautiful lamp. I see now that textiles are an important part of Dutch lamp production. I was worried that using mica (very American) would not be appropriate. I do like that removing the lace shows more of the design of my lamp. Thanks for the link...
    7. Sammyz Sammyz, 12 months ago
      Hi Pippo. Collectors Weekly doesn't like people to discuss sales on their forum. You can reach me by email on my profile.

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