$595.00

SKU: US21371 Category: Product ID: 1517

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US21371 LAMP – CEILING, ALL ORIGINAL AND COMPLETE, WITH “CRANBERRY RED” VERTICALLY SCALLOPED GLOBE (BEAUTIFUL WHEN LIT), ALL ORIGINAL KEROSENE, UNTOUCHED, CA 1870-1880’S PERIOD. CAME OUT OF A SALOON/HOTEL IN OKLAHOMA (RED LIGHT ONES MADES ME THINK BROTHEL ALSO). THIS IS NUMBER 1 OF 4 BOUGHT IN THE 1980’S WHILE ON A TRIP TO THE OKLAHOMA CITY GUN SHOW. I USED THEM IN MY HOME FOR MANY YEARS. THE BURNER SETS IN A BRASS BASE HELD WITH CHAIN ON ROLLERS THAT PULLS DOWN TO FILL/CLEAN. IT IS EXC AND USABLE. THIS IS EARLY VICTORIAN LIGHTING – EXPENSIVE AND CLASSY FOR ITS DAY. THE HANGING BRASS MEDALLION IS MARKED “KNOWLES” (E.R.KNOWLES) WHO WAS FAMOUS FOR EARLY KEROSENE LIGHT FIXTURES AND LATER ELECTRICAL LIGHTS (EARLY 1890’S). I BELIEVE IT IS THE SAME COMPANY STILL IN THE LIGHTING BUSINESS TODAY.