RETRO Flex Neck Desk Lamp with Fiberglassed Shade MCM/ Maple/Brass
Mid century modern meets Maple-
Retro desk lamp with Brass base, flex neck, and Fiberglassed
We are very pleased to be able to
offer, for your consideration, this very cool flex neck Retro
This desk lamp is kind of unusual,
it seems a transitional piece in design. The elements seem to
blend 1950 traditional Maple furniture style with the beginnings
of Mid Century Modern design. It makes effective use of such
modern elements as the flex tube in the neck, and the fiberglass
reinforced plastic resin shade. But the shade goes back to the
traditional with embedded leaf design. The Transitional styling
makes this a funky, but cool desk lamp
The base of this lamp is stamped brass,
and weighted. The base is 5 3/4 inches, and an 1 inch thick.
The bottom half of the lamp stem is a turned 5 3/4 inch long
piece of turned Maple, approximately 1 3/16 in diameter at it's
middle, and tapering to 3/4 of an inch in diameter at the ends.
Followed by the 6 1/2 inch long piece of flex tube with end
fittings. The fiberglass shade is set into a brass conical cup.
The cup and shade measure 6 1/2 inches at the opened end and
taper to 2 inches in diameter. The switch is located at the
rear of the brass shad cup. This lamp weighs approximately 2
pounds 14 ounces.
Condition- This lamp is overall good
condition. We tested it and it works, but the switch is a bit
sticky. The brass of the base has some very light corrosion,
and the sides have a few small dings. The plating on the flex
neck is showing some signs of wear. The shade cup shows some
dulling and stippling in the finish, but this could be polished
out. The fiberglass shade still looks good, but there are some
superficial surface cracks characteristic of old fiber glass.
You could fill some of these cracks with a thin super glue then
reseal the shade with a light coat of clear acrylic.
This lamp reminds me of a 1950s version
of the PIXAR animated deck lamp, it looks as though it should
get up and hop around. It is such a cool blending of styles
and transitions. It would look great in a mid century modern
designed vacation cabin.
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