PAIR 2 MCM classic retro 1950's into 1960's American mid century modern ceramic and wood - teak or walnut Las Vegas style table lamps. Fantastic 2 MCM living room, dining room, office, den or bedroom night stand Scandinavian Danish design table lamps. The ceramic has a crackle effect and indented tear drop design with gold paint. The ceramic base has a brass bottom with 5 ball feet that sits on a wood base. These really do remind of lamps that might have been at the Flamingo Hotel in Vegas or a posh Palms Springs Hotel back in the day. These will have to be shipped in two boxes, incredibly well packaged.
CONDITION: They are both working and in really great vintage condition. Once of the wood bases has a few discrete scratches which oil should take care of I should think. The wiring is old so please refer to my notes below regarding electrical safety and liability. The shades were in rough shape so I ditched them they would also add too much to shipping, more than it would cost to buy one at your local thrift or consignment store.
SIZE: They're monumental, measuring 33 1/1 inches, the ceramic and wood base is 21 inches. It is 24 inches in circumference and 8 inches deep. The base is 6 inches deep.
LIGHTING SAFETY NOTE: Most lamps will have their original wiring and sockets, and likely connected to a knob and tube system. These pieces should NOT be connected to an electrical supply without a qualified inspection of all parts. Rewiring is the usual and highly recommended path.
PLEASE NOTE: I do my best to pack glass and antiques as safely as possible and ship by courier. However, once an item leaves my hands it is out of my control. I can not guarantee safety and DO NOT accept returns or give refunds on damaged in shipping items. The best I can do is put in an insurance claim.
BUYER RESPONSIBILITIES: While I do my best to describe any potential flaws with equal attention to its attributes, please use the zoom feature to examine the item to make a determination if this meets your standards for vintage and antique items being offered. Email should you have any questions or require more information.
Andrea, your store is a wonderful treasure trove and your knowledge and class are of a scholarly collector.
I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
All pieces are one of a kind handpicked by yours truly over 40 years to add texture, style and story to your authentic style.
My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.