$129.50

SKU: US18439 Categories: , Product ID: 3452

Description

LAMPS – PAIR, FACSIMILE, FOR DRESSER: THESE ARE ABOUT 2-1/4″ IN DIAMETER(PROJECTILE), CASE IS COPPER PLATED, DECORATED WITH EMBOSSED ROSES AND LEAFY BRANCHES (NICELY DONE). MATCHED SET WITH SINGLE “U” STEMS THAT TAKE A SMALL BULB, COMPLETE W/LAMPSHADES. THE “PROJECTILES” ARE HAMMERED LEAD OR ZINC WITH LARGE COPPER DRIVING BAND. THEY HAVE BEEN REWIRED AND ARE USABLE (ONE STEM NEEDS TIGHTENED BUT “USABLE” AS IS). THESE ARE TYPICAL LAMPS SOLD ON THE US MARKET FROM THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY THROUGH THE 1920’S. TRENCH ART BECAME A VERY POPULAR DECORATING CRAZE IN THE ROARING 20’S, SO US MANUFACTURERS MADE THEM FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC, IN CASE YOU WERE NOT FORTUNATE TO BE A RETURNING GI OR RICH ENOUGH TO GO TO EUROPE AND OBTAIN IT. WE HAVE HAD MANY US MADE FACSIMILE TRENCH ART – DRINK MIXERS, LAMPS, VASES, ETC. – IT WAS A “FAD” THAT EVERYONE WANTED IN THEIR HOMES.