Gas table lamp, converted to electric
This pristine gas table lamp, converted to electric, hails from c. late 1800s to the turn of the century. In the process of converting it, we did not destroy ANY of the original parts. In fact, we mounted the original gas burner on top of the three-light electric cluster that we created, specifically to showcase the burner!
In addition, we rescued the cloth casing from the original rubber hose that connected this lamp to the gas pipe that fed it in its day. Even though the rubber hose was degraded inside, we were able to break it down and remove it. Then we ran new cloth cord through (and beyond) the original casing to preserve the original look for as far as the old cloth casing would go (approximately 3-4 feet from the base of the lamp). For authenticity, we added an old-style, polarized plug at the end of the cord.
This lamp is a marriage. When we bought the base, it didn’t have a shade. Fortunately, we had a six-panel slag glass shade in our inventory that was a perfect color and size match to the base. The shade has the classic white and caramel-colored bent glass panels, and the frame has its original polychrome accents. Under the shade, each of the three lights has a brass pull-chain switch that matches the rest of the fixture.
Finally, the base has a couple of barely noticeable blemishes, which we mention for accuracy only.
There is no signature on this lamp base, so we don’t know who manufactured it. Perfect for livingroom, diningroom, bedroom, library, large foyer, etc. Measures 21 1/4″ high by 7 1/2″ diameter of the base. The shade is 7 5/8″ high by 16 3/8″ across the bottom.
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