A Rare Ormolu Floor Lamp
I have only seen this lamp a few times and only once have I seen this particular shade which is original and is in the Erhard & Sohne book of ormolu furnishings and accessories. I had this lamp in the Cushman House near the ormolu chaise. It is delicate and beautiful with ormolu pieces! The lamp stands on three scrolled legs. It has a slender bulbous post the joins the highly decorative font which holds the kerosene. The font has all of the rococo fancy designs. The Bristol shade is supported by a candle holder where the glass chimney fits down inside. (Note: the tip of that chimney has a edge broken off which otherwise is mint). A special piece for the parlor or bedroom!
Circa: 19th Century