Incredible, c. 1890 - 1900 Belle Epoque Sculptural Lady Parlour Lamp with incredible Hand Tooled Shade and glass inserts in the style of August Moreau. This is a stunning piece, with incredible details. The lovely, patinated metal, neo-classical lady is dressed in a long gown, with hair in an up-do. She has what I think is a lyre in her hand and a feathered bow in the other. The shade is sumptuous, a hand tooled and etched metal shade with Russian Thistle design and irregular glass fragments to highlight it. They are green and red, with a stunning opaline piece at the top glow beautifully when lighted. It is a two socket lamp which has been rewired and is on it"s original wooden base. There is a photo of the underside to show how the glass is held in place and there are more photos available upon request. This is remarkable piece!!! Love Great Lamps / Lighting more here - Art Nouveau Everything - courier shipping includes full insurance and tracking - this may have to go in two boxes
CONDITION: The condition is superb. There is no damage and only very minor wear to the plating on the lady lamp base and the shade.
SIZE: She is a very substantial lamp, measuring 32" high, the lady is 22" high and the lamp shade is 13" across.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.