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Buying George Nakashima

Handel Boudoir Table Lamp, Extremely Rare Arts & Crafts Design Shade & Base, Nice

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Handel Boudoir Table Lamp, Extremely Rare Arts & Crafts Design Shade & Base, Nice


For sale is an arts & crafts designed table lamp made by The Handel Lamp Company of Meriden, CT. This lamp is a wonderful size for a night stand or bureau in the bedroom. This lamp is petite as it stands 14 1/8" tall and the shade is 7 1/2" in diameter. The foot of the base has a diameter of 4 3/4".

This table lamp displays a fabulous Arts and Crafts design of a basket weave shade on a basket weave lamp base. It has a very nice craftsman bronze patina on a copper plated zinc and brass base. The shade is a dome shape and has a decorated pattern of mock twine interwoven into the basket pattern. It then shows the effect of vertical panels running from the top to the bottom of the shade. The bottom has a decoration of decorated horizontal panels 2 thick with a bar above and below that. This has a very arts and crafts southwestern flavor. It kinds of reminds me of the Indian Baskets from this region.

The base is done in this same pattern so we know this shade has always been with this base. The shade sits on the top of this base and is supported by a harp set-up with a male portion rising above the shelf for the shade to sit on. It holds the shade to the base with a round vented 3 hole heat cap and bronzed button knob finial. The shelf this shade sits on also has 3 vent holes as to allow for the heat from the light bulb to escape. I would recommend using LED bulbs as they do not throw off heat. The socket is an original Hubbell socket with acorn pull chain. This is what Handel Lamps used on most of their lamp bases for sockets. This base has been professionally rewired with the brown rayon antique style lamp cord and original period antique plug. It has been tested and works fine.

The lamp base and shade is considered to be in excellent condition. The base has a few dings but nothing to obtrusive. The shade is in excellent condition as well. There are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings to it. The shade is signed in the neckless fitter area that reads " HANDEL 5908 ". The base is signed "HANDEL" in raised relief. I applied a dark green felt to the bottom to protect furniture. Before I did that I took a picture of the raised signature mark.

This particular boudoir lamp from the Handel Lamp Company is quite rare. I have done very thorough research on this exact set up an cannot find another example and I have a tremendous home and on-line research platforms that I go to. I cannot find another example even doing other search engine searches. If you have an Arts and crafts decorated home you cannot find any better lamp than this to compliment the decor. I'm positive the buyer will be quite pleased with their purchase. This lamp was made circa 1905-1915.


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