A Decorative Pair of Stained Pine Table Lamps c.1900

Origin: English
Period: Early 20thC
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1900
Height: 28.25 inches (with fittings, excluding bulb)
Width: 7.5 inches (at bases)

The well-sized pair of stained pine table lamps of classically styled square fluted tapering form, each on a square plinth and showing beautiful patination to the taupe painted or stained surfaces, re-wired and tested and in fully working condition.

The lamps are in operational order, they have been recently re-wired with good period style cabling, are earthed and are working well. The stained bodies are very decorative with lots of wear and minimal losses. There are signs of other bored holes to the top sections. Each lamp has a pressed metal (lead?) top to it and the later electrical fixtures are nicely worn and in keeping with the wholes appearance.

Possibly once part of a large piece of furniture, we feel the lamps seem to have always been intended for this purpose, though they may have come from a larger composition. It is also possible that they are also older than specified, with the well-aged patina and layers of paint and stain apparent.

Rarely found in carved wood, it would be a tough task to find a pair of period lamps that are more dramatic or decorative than these.