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Amazing lamps...1 of 6Wood hanging lampshade.Candlestick telephone lamp
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    Posted 6 years ago

    siouxmingma
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    A friend is trying to find out what this lamp was used for and the age of it. any help greatly appreciated. It looks home made to me, one suggestion is it was made to hang over the arm of a chesterfield.

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    1. bwfergus, 6 years ago
      Looks like something that could have been used in a Funeral Home? Just a guess.....
    2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 6 years ago
      The light bulb suggests "automobile" to me. Have them remove the bulb and look for identifying marks.
    3. pspaws1 pspaws1, 6 years ago
      Saw this on the Facebook connection and my first thought was a strange armchair lamp! Those look like weights to hold the lamp "steady" and the cloth wrapped cord suggests 1920's? I don't know..just a first impression! Never seen anything like it before..maybe a "prototype"?
    4. JohannB JohannB, 6 years ago
      It looks to me like a reading lamp that would straddle the back of a chair and shine over the shoulder of the reader. The electrical hardware is European and I would put the date of manufacture around 1910-1920.

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