The front and back surfaces are textured in beige and gold, while the remainder of the chalkware body is turquoise in color, with the exception of the base, which is black. The double-tier fiberglass shade is beige on the larger tier, and turquoise with black and gold accents on the smaller upper tier. The finial is brass and is atomic in design. The lamp has a standard on/off rotary switch located at the socket which is used to turn the lamp on/off. We are uncertain as to the maker.
It's a definite statement piece that'll make a splash in any mid century modern interior setting! With the double-tier fiberglass shade attached, the lamp stands approx. 35.25 tall (measured from the bottom of the base to the top of the atomic finial). The distance from the bottom of the base to the light socket is approx.
The chalkware portion of the lamp measures approx. 21.5" tall x 10" wide (measured at the bottom of the base) x 5.25 deep.
The double-tier fiberglass shade measures approx. 8" tall x 18" in diameter (measured across the top tier) x 20 in diameter (measured across the bottom tier).
Condition: Given it's age, we'd say the lamp is in very good condition with only minor cosmetic wear... There are no major chips, cracks, breaks, repairs, etc. The black portion of the base at the bottom shows a few edge paint flecks.
Also, the top surface looks like the black coloration is worn on both sides - a fresh application of black paint will remedy that, or it can just be left alone - we chose to leave it in the condition in which it was acquired. The fiberglass shade is also in great shape - no rips, holes, tears, burn marks, repairs, etc. The lacing looks to be original to the shade, and it is intact. The electrical wiring looks as though it was probably replaced at one point in time - it's in very good shape - there are no frays, splits, exposed or brittle wires, etc.
As with all vintage lighting, we always recommend having the wiring checked by a licensed professional prior to long-term use. We are also amenable to doing a local pick-up. Please ask them and we will respond back to you in a timely manner. Vintage 50s Chalkware Lamp Fiberglass Shade Mid Century Modern Atomic Era" is in sale since Sunday, October 10, 2021.
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