Antique Parlour Lamp (AF)

Product code - 0487
Sold on 9th November 2013

This smaller parlour lamp or Gone with the Wind lamp is one of the loveliest we have had.

The pastel blue to aqua background colour is less commonly seen and is the perfect canvas for the sprays of flowers that adorn it. The front of the lamp features yellow, white and purple flowers whilst the reverse has the usual smaller single flower in purple only.

The brass font is in perfect condition and has the early push and pull mechanism for raising and lowering the wick rather than a thumb wheel. This coupled with the fineness of the glass and the very shallow lip on the fitter of the globe lead us to believe that it is a very early centre draught parlour lamp and probably dates to the early 1890s.

The flame spreader is marked J D Boyd & Co but to date we have not been able to find out anything about this company.

As shown in the photos, there is a very fine crack in the back of the globe shade. It has been repaired with top quality glass glue and the crack is very difficult to see. When the shade is tapped, there is no dull sound and it is quite solid and robust.

This lovely little antique parlour lamp still displays very well and its smaller size makes it ideal for a bedroom as well as a living room.

Height to the top of the chimney – 53cm (21″)

Height to the top of the shade – 46cm (18″)

Diameter of the globe shade – 20cm (8″)

Diameter of the vase – 16.5cm (6.5″)

For more information about this antique parlour lamp, please feel free to contact us and quote “Product code – 0487”

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