Antique Victorian Sewing Lamp Circa 1890

Category Antiques Decorative Arts Lamps

Current price $130.00

Listing type Chinese

Location La Grange, Illinois 60525 US

Quantity sold 0

Quantity available 1

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Seller dapsre (984)

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Country/Region Of Origin United States

Age 1890-2000

Original/Reproduction Original

Maker Bradley and Hubbard or Rochester

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This composite Oil/Kerosene Sewing Lamp was manufactured by either Bradley and Hubbard or Rochester, 1890-1900. It is pictured on page 1379 of the very informative book, "Lamps, Chandeliers and Lamp Goods by Sherri and Jim Van Es. This approximately 50 page book pictures many styles and types of lamps, many have only been pictured in it. It is a valuable lamp resource book. I could not have identified this lamp without it. This book is a must have for those interested in antique lamps! At the time of publication, the Van Es's were antique dealers in Herndon Virginia.
This lamp is approximately 18 inches tall. It has been electrified with the use of a recently manufactured #2 Queen Ann Burner, with a 60 watt halco Spun gold dimmable light bulb, which allows it to be used as lamp, or night light without the risk and smell of a lit, fluid burning lamp. This conversion was done without any damage to the lamp, and is reversible. If you want to use it as an oil lamp, just replace the burner with another burner with a wick, and add oil to the oil font.
When the light bulb is set on the dim setting, it transmits about the same amount of light as a burning oil lamp, and like any other electric lamp can safely be left on all night. My neighbors use this same set up on another composite lamp in their home, and they love the authentic look at night when the house is dark, with just enough light to see.
If you look at the last picture you will see in the top right corner a lamp with the same base, and to the left of it another lamp with the same oil font. Back in the day, lamp manufacturers sold these lamps in many production runs, hence the interchange of parts and slight differences in lamps directly from the factory.
The cut glass/crystal shade is a contemporary replacement, and looks terrific with the base. It is easily replaceable with an old shade.
This lamp would be a great addition to a restored Victorian vintage home, or a contemporary home. I hope you like it enough to bid!!
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED: The lamp and shade are securely packaged. This is done to ensure that the lamp and shade makes it safely to its destination without any damage issues.

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