This is a spectacular Victorian Banquet Lamp that has been restored to it's 1895 original appearance. This lamp is well suited for the best Victorian home restoration, or for a contemporary home where unique artistry is valued and appreciated.
This lamp had been displayed in my home for many years with a large number of compliments from visitors marveling at the striking design, the visual impact, and the high quality. If you own a Victorian home, your home is this lamp's natural habitat. This lamp is about 125 years old, and is a beautiful example of Plume and Atwood's design mastery and excellence. This lamp is 34 inches tall, and features a polished antique brass and copper finish with clear lacquer.This restoration was done many years ago, the brass under the lacquer has darkened to look like bronze, and has the patina of an untouched lamp. The copper stem is also lightly polished. The lamp has a 4 inch shade holder, a 12 inch chimney, a Aladdin style bug screen to keep out bugs and dust. Most Royal lamps were unmarked except for the flame spreader and a patent date on the wick raising mechanism which is pictured above. The lamp is marked Pat.
30'95 on the left side of the wick riser as the above picture shows!! Which unequivocally identifies it as a Plume and Atwood Lamp from at least 1895. It also has a burner that looks identical to a picture on page 308 in the above book. His lamp was modernized to electricity easily because it is a central draft lamp, without any noticeable damage to it. The oil pot is in good condition and can be easily converted back to an authentic Victorian Banquet lamp with the addition of (not included) a wick and flame spreader.
The pictures show the lamp with the light on and off. It has a 60W dimmable, LED Feit ElectricOriginal Style light bulb and has a dimmer switch to dim the bulb to 30 watts. Set to the dimmer setting it has the appearance of the way the lamp looked when it was burning kerosene, without the fire risk and the smell of burning kerosene.The shade : satin glass, with cut glass star and deep cut fan decorations. It is about 10 inches in diameter, and while this shade did not come with this lamp originally, and is about 20 years old, it looks spectacular, like it was made for this lamp, and has a synergistic beauty with the lamp's brass and copper stem and filigree! Remember, if you live in a Victorian home, original lighting that actually looks like it looked 125 years ago, is among some of the finer details that make a Victorian home restoration authentic. Most Victorian homes in the period had many examples of these types of lamps in use in throughout the home, in living rooms, bedrooms, library, dining rooms and more. It is spectacular with 100 pages of Victorian home interior restorations. There are some oil lamps pictured and some Victorian chandeliers re-purposed elegantly, and a couple far away shots of banquet lamps and an occasional newel post lamp. Historically, banquet lamps have been a missing element in these articles, but when they are there - WOW , they look great! The lamp and the shade will be sent in separate boxes, and though more expensive, they will be double boxed to ensure that nothing is damaged during transit to your home. I will be happy to help to repair any problem you may have with the lamp. The great satisfaction in the love of antiques is the hunt to find something you would really like to own, accompanied by someone who is willing to sell it to you. (Paraphrased from a sign on the wall at Banowetz Antiques, Maquoketa, Iowa). Circa 1895 Plume and Atwood Banquet lamp. A description of Plume and Atwood can be found on pages 301-327 in J. The last picture is from this book. And was the only way I could have identified the maker of this lamp. The item "Antique Kerosene/oil, Banquet Lamp, Plume and Atwood circa 1895, with shade" is in sale since Wednesday, June 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Non-Electric\Kerosene". The seller is "dapsre" and is located in La Grange, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.