(A) Quintessentially spare of design and ornamentation, Lurelle Guild's Console lamp, which he designed for the Chase Company, features a brushed chrome body with polished chrome highlights (the base in particular, the lighting hardware as well).  This lamp seems to be all original, with the exception that I’ve had a custom shade made in the style of the shade shown in the Chase catalogue. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(B) Here's another example of a beautifully designed American Moderne desk or table lamp, also solid brass with copper and chrome plating (and weighing 6 1/2 pounds!). The shade swivels... be careful not to scorch your fingers if it's been on for a while (they didn't think of everything)! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)



(C) Bronze with its original acid-etched patina in perfect condition (including socket and chain!); undoubtedly by Silver Crest. The bronze-plated overlay on the base is probably sterling, and the material behind the cutouts on the shade is mica. The lamp stands 9 1/2 inches high. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(D) With a very early swirling plastic insert on the cast iron base (in the ornate, rather Victorian style!), this all-original (except for the custom shade) table lamp epitomizes the confusion of that moment when tastes and design awareness was undergoing massive change. It has two (original) sockets under the shade, housed in a single cluster. In other words, it's a great light source! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(E) A high quality, marble-based signed Pairpoint "directoire" table lamp of exceptional stature, bearing the kind of presence that your desk deserves! It's 27 inches tall and about 18 across. The shade's not original, but this marriage should last! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)



(F) Of (tarnished) silver-plated white metal with a newish glass shade, this Frankart-styled lady lamp dates from about 1928. 16 inches tall. Coming to the corner nearest you? (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(G) How'd this glorious Czechoslovakian two-piece etched glass table lamp sneak into the "American lamps" department!!? Well, were they not made for export to the all-weathy US of A? Not that I want to start rewriting history any more than I am already! It's about a foot tall and you can see what delicious warmth emanates from its chubby little tummy. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(H) So adorable! The bases of these "vanity lamps" are satin glass and in perfect condition. Rewired with hi-lo in-line switches for your convenience. The (fabric) shades are new, the bases period Art Deco. Other photos will reveal the most amazing, rare socket covers I've ever seen -- pink plastic with a classic Deco design on them! Unbelievable! These lamps are 15 inches high. As the shades are "clip-on"style (to the bulbs), maximum wattage is 60 each. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(I) This lamp base (once upon a time a small samovar?) is in the vicinity of a hundred years old, quite possibly from Syria or another Middle Eastern country. It's got intricate, visually spellbinding decorations etched into the brass (ask for other photos), featuring wonderful birds and flora. It stands just under 18 inches high. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(J) This jewel serves the dual purpose of ring tray and light source! The babe's an American classic, from the 20s, and the deep brown painted patina (meant, no doubt, to simulate bronze!) is in uncommonly excellent condition. I can't quite imagine what the original shade looked like (with the socket on that crazy angle), but I've plugged the gap with this beaded-fringe candle lampshade, which seems somewhat appropriate, and definitely ladylike! Perfect for that lady's vanity or bedside table. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(K) If you're an "original condition" junkie, this should appeal. It's of course a Markel, in perfect shape save the patina, which of course has suffered the ravages of abandonment (where was it all those years, in a dark cellar?). You can see how the patina was originally, alternating brass and nickel. I believe the socket is original, too! I've outfitted it with a cloth-covered cord and an appropriately vintage plug, out of respect. It stands 15 inches tall. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(L) This handsome lamp, with its Art Deco styling in the sunburst pattern, was manufactured by the Cowan Pottery Studio in Lakewood, Ohio; this particular design is attributed to Waylande Gregory, one of the most innovative and prolific ceramics sculptors of the early 20th century. The orange-yellow color is particularly rare. The shade was custom-made by Sue Johnson of Albany, CA. Measurements: 10 1/4 by 10 1/4 by 16 1/2 high.

Sorry, you're three minutes too late... SOLD!!


(M) Here's something pretty rare, indeed, a Steuben jade table lamp with its original fittings. It's about 27 inches tall with this fabric shade, which I think is actually its original shade! Click here for a close-up! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(N) Wow... Chinese, of course, and certainly more than 100 years old. It probably had a paper pagoda-shaped shade originally, but now it has something that will endlessly delight the eye and last a lot longer than paper, an opalescent (light yellow) glass shade Ca. 1910! Included are an age-appropriate antique socket and fitter. The lamp's quite substantial, topping 26 inches tall; the base is about 8 inches in diameter (including the feet, which have little faces on them). There's a dragon etched into the top of the base. I don't know how to say "tour de force" in Chinese, but I would if I could. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(O) Silver-plated metal on a blackened wooden base, with a lovely glass antique shade -- just the lamp for atmo. Altogether, 13 inches high. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(P) ... is for pink, n'est-ce pas? And this particularly sharpl-angled lady hails from Kopp Glass, a long-standing, noted Pennsylvania company; it's in the manner of ruba-rombic, as you can readily see. The shade is brand-new, custom-made. The lamp stands just under 17 inches tall.


(Q) I'm generally down for hand-wrought, and these antique iron lamps fill that bill. The arms holding the sockets move up and down. Their legs are beautifully organically shaped, definitely a 9 on a 10 scale. They're 27 inches high, including the bulbs you see in the photo. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(R) Right, you don't see a lot of MCM material on my site, but I had no problem jumping on these when I found them. They're brass, quite heavy and well-made, and no less than 28 inches high! Perfect for those end tables on either side of the couch that have been screaming at you. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(S) Another favored medium: lucite. This organically-shaped clear and blue lucite makes a bold statement, and can be an excellent lighting source. It stands 22 inches high, with an 8 1/2 inch wide base. Tres cool... (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(T) And what collection's complete without Leroy Doane's famed "Sight Light?" Somewhere between Art Deco and Industrial, not a bad place to be at all! Thirteen and a half inches high. As you can see, there's one spot where the paint's flaked off. I'm leaving that just the way it is! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(U) This little "boudoire" lamp, a product of the Art Deco era, will set the tone for your vanity, guaranteed! It's a foot tall. Note the classy rayon-covered cord (newly installed). (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)



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