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Opaline Brocade lamp shades by John Walsh Walsh

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Posted 6 years ago

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These stunning shades were made by John Walsh Walsh right around the turn of the century. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether the lamps could be original? The look a little art deco to me. Not even sure if they had electric lamps this early. They seem to be a perfect fit.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    To my eye the decoration is late Victorian, an Aesthetic Movement look.
    Edison's lamps go back to 1879.
    Certainly their competitors at James Powell & Sons were doing electric lamps with metalwork by W.A.S. Benson in the Arts and Crafts manner c.1898.
    You will probably need access to Glass of John Walsh Walsh 1850-1951 by Eric Reynolds.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    I bet Leah Goodwin will know!
  3. vaselinealley vaselinealley, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the info! I examined the lamps and found marking on the bottom. It reads Lapco 2506. I did an internet search and found some similar lamp bases that say they date around 1915ish.
  4. Hornet Hornet, 6 years ago
    Right Vetraio ! To my eye too Late Vistorian , have a Hole fixture ? Don't need chandel But Bulb with "bayonet" . W.A.S. Benson was best ( if you find a couple of Lamp ) Here a site whwre you can find Glass like yours .
    Take a look : http://www.mikeweedonantiques.com/newsite/stock/glass/english/walshwalsh/walshwalsh-01.htm
    I post a 1900 page of Lamp/Chandelier probably help you . Ciao
  5. Hornet Hornet, 6 years ago
    Here we are some pieces from Old catalog of Light .
  6. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 years ago
    Never seen anything like these before. Simply GORGEOUS!

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