This is a beautiful vintage hanging library lamp with puffy glass shade featuring colorful grapes, vines, and leaves, hung with 70 clear crystal prisms. The shade has a raised marking along the bottom edge that says Dillard M Smith Co. I don't know how old the lamp is; it is Victorian in style but might be an older reproduction. It does not have a pull-down mechanism (the chains are simply attached to the ceiling canopy), and the lamp has been electrified and will not hold oil.
Condition overall is very good; the glass shade has only a few minor light scratches and scuffs from use and no cracks or chips anywhere, the clear glass chimney is damage-free, and the frame is solid and sturdy, but the lamp font has a couple small cracks in it (shown close up in the last two photos) and the smoke bell is missing. A few of the prisms have been replaced and are slightly different than the others (same size and style but little metal hangers are different). Inside the ceiling canopy is a ring from which the lamp can be hung from a hook, but if it will be mounted to a ceiling, a mounting bracket will need to be added. The lamp was tested and is working, but a plug will need to be added or it will need to be hard wired by a professional. The lamp hangs down a total of 40" from the ceiling and the shade measures 14" in diameter.
The item "Vintage Victorian Hanging Library Oil Lamp with Puffy Glass Grape Shade, 70 Prisms" is in sale since Monday, March 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "pagefamily6" and is located in Hortonville, Wisconsin.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.