Sears Roebuck Antique Lamp

Product code - 0518
Sold on 25th Oct. 2014

This antique oil lamp is one of those made for Sears Roebuck in the late 1890s.

It has the characteristic bulbous stem and patterned brass work as seen on many of the kerosene lamps in their 1897 catalogue.

The stem section is made of opal glass which has been hand painted with a winter scene of a mountain cabin. The background colour is pale pink at the top fading to white at the bottom.

The clear glass font pattern is known as “Zig Zag and Diamond”. It is shown on page 218 fig.(b) of Catherine Thuro’s first book “Oil Lamps – The Kerosene Era in North America”. Also on this page, fig.(a) shows a Sears Roebuck lamp with the same style of stem that this oil lamp has.

The base is brass plated cast iron and features a very decorative pattern. This is a base form which is less commonly seen and suggests that this lovely oil lamp would have been one of the more expensive lamps in the Sears Roebuck range.

The acid etched shade further adds to the elegance and appeal of this antique kerosene lamp. The delicate floral decoration beautifully compliments the scroll work on the base and the patterned brass. We can’t be sure of the age of the shade but believe it to be late Victorian or Edwardian.

A new burner, wick and chimney complete the antique oil lamp.

Overall, this antique Sears Roebuck oil lamp is in excellent condition and will be a beautiful addition to your home or your collection.

Height to the top of the shade – 42cm (16.5″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 55cm (21.5″)

Diameter of the font – 15cm (6″)

Width of the base – 13cm (5″)

For more information about this antique Sears Roebuck oil lamp, please feel free to contact us and quote “Product code – 0518″

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