Return to the Antiques & Collectibles Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
my matching chandelier lamps

Posted by janmo_nc (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 21, 12 at 14:27

I would like to know approximately how old this lamp is. There are two, and they've been on a mantle since the 1950's. They are not marked in any way, they have tubular light bulbs and a small two-prong plug with a plastic cord. Dating these lamps could help solve a mystery.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: my matching chandelier lamps

The lamps look very 1930 to me....but the plastic cord says later. could that cord be new?
Linda C


 o
RE: my matching chandelier lamps

I think it is the original cord, Linda. I doubt anyone that lived in that house would rewire a lamp (or pay to have it done), and the way the cord comes through the marble base it would have been a lot of trouble. They were in a room that hadn't been used in many years, and I had to replace the sockets to get them to work. When did they start using plastic cords? Thanks for your help!


 o
RE: my matching chandelier lamps

In my memory....post WW II for sure....but how much? There was a period when they used "rubberized" cords....think that was before plastic. And before that those "silk" coated cords.

Are the prisms cut or molded?


 o
RE: my matching chandelier lamps

I found one very similar online and they describe the prisms as pressed glass. They are claiming 'antique' but I know how that is. Thanks again!

Here is a link that might be useful: similar lamp


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Antiques & Collectibles Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here