Lot 430: VICTORIAN HOBNAIL / DEW DROP BRASS KEROSENE HANGING / LIBRARY LAMP
22 October 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: VICTORIAN HOBNAIL / DEW DROP BRASS KEROSENE HANGING / LIBRARY LAMP, colorless opalescent shade, frame comprising of simple scroll harp arms supporting a matching cut-out and stamped zig-zag patterned shade band and leveler, non-matching patterned font holder with rib and scroll pattern and a smoke bell, horizontal spring tension ceiling motor. Colorless diamond and dot patterned font with side refill feature, No. 2 period collar. Fitted with a period No. 2 slip burner and non-period colorless chimney. Colorless glass prisms to shade band and leveler. Together with a leveler, together by association.
Condition Report: Undamaged shade and font, brass elements with some expected minute wear and minute denting. Prisms with expected flakes/roughness. Remaining articles undamaged.
Provenance: Property of the late Joann Bowen.
Dimensions: 38" H as hanging. Shade 5 3/4" H, 6" D top, 13 7/8" D base.
Medium: Late 19th/early 20th century.