Beautiful Handel reverse painted table light. This early 20th century table lamp is much more dramatic in person than in the photos. This vibrantly colored, hand painted scene is of a tropical garden blazing with brightly colored flowers and leaves, with two red bodied birds, one with a long green tail and one without, perched on leaves on either side of the shade. The handsome base is very decorative bronzed white metal, with flowers and leaves among the designs. The original finish of the base is in very good un-touched up or repainted original condition. Original three bulb socket fixture with original pull chains and Edison based sockets. The detail and quality of this light makes me believe it is from one of the prime makers and the shade is pictured on page 124 in The Handel Lamps Book, by Hibel, Hibel and Fontaine published 1999 and is described as model # 6931. The shade has two small rim chips which are not really noticeable unless you look for them, they can be seen in the last photo. There are also a couple of tiny flakes to the paint which I believe are original and not damage, just places where the artist left a tiny empty spot. Fine original patina. Re-wired. 23 " tall x 8 1/2" base diameter. Un-signed. Shade is 16" diameter x 8" high.
Antique Lamps and Lighting
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