|Description:||This is a table lamp that is extremely heavy. Very decorative with lots of scrolling and 14 hanging crystals. We were told that it is a Rembrandt but can find no markings on it.|
|Condition:||The shade has some tears in the outer silk but the innner lining is perfect. The lamp itself is perfect except for one or two scratches in the painted area. These are very small. Finial is in perfect condition and perhaps shaped like a harp or a music scroll. We also have seven extra light bulbs that are 3 way lite and the boxes are marked 102/204/306 watts and the light bulb bax is marked C-5PPs25. the socket is quite large, especially compared to today's lighting. It measures 1 3/4".|
|Origin:||Purchased at an estate sale.|
|Appraised By:||Leslie Russell|
Your banquet style lamp is circa 1960-1970's. This style, which leans towards the Mediterrean style, was "the" in look for furnishings in the late 1960's and into the 1970's. The design used in the crystal and fancy metalwork are what define the style and age. The base metal on your lamp could very well be bronze or brass however, without metal testing this cannot be confirmed; if the lamp is very heavy, though, I believe it to be either bronze or brass. Redish-brown usually indicates bronze, while green is indicative of brass. Plated lamps/metals are not as heavy as non plated. I believe the shade is not the original, however, whatever-the-case-may-be, it neither ads nor detracts from the value. I recommend replacing the shade, if you plan on keeping for personal use. Since the lamp is not marked we are not able to state definitively that it is made by Rembrandt. There are hundreds of domestic and foreign manufacturers and to identify without a mark would only be an uneducated guess. The marking National Home Lamp Council is a regulatory government agency safety mark.
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