Antique bronzed spelter lamp, originally mounted to a newel post at the foot of the stairs in late-Victorian and Edwardian-era homes. The lamp features a young woman holding a star and standing atop a lion. A metal plaque on the wooden portion of the base reads “Le Pouvoir” (“The Power”). The upright features stamped metal leaves. The figure is one of several versions issued during this period representing various allegorical subjects (Force, Work, Liberty, etc.). Some of the sculptures are signed; others aren’t. Some are French; this one was made in Germany (stamped on the underside of the wooden portion of the base (no longer visible but pictured in photos) and on the lion. The lamp has been converted for tabletop use and includes some added vintage and new components; priced accordingly. See below for details.
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ORIGINAL ELEMENTS: spelter sculpture of female and lion with bronzed finish, wooden base with metal plaque, upright wire tube, and stamped metal leaves
VINTAGE ADD-ONS: metal tulip shade and weighted base
EARLIER REPLACEMENT: 11+ foot cord
NEW REPLACEMENTS: plug, socket, lightbulb (40 W), and felt
MEASUREMENTS: 22″ tall x 10.5″ at widest point (leaf to tip of shade) x 4″ diameter at the base; cord is 11+ feet long; weight: 3 lbs. 12 oz.
CONDITION: The lamp is in excellent working condition. The original components of the lamp (wooden base, sculpture, wire tube and leaves) show wear consistent with 100+ years of life. The female figure had become detached from the upright tube at some point long ago and was reattached with copper wire which is still present; the figure is now also permanently secured to the upright tube. There’s a hairline crack on the wooden base, as well as scuffs and color variations throughout. None of this detracts from appearance or interferes with use but rather adds to the antique authenticity. NOTE: The slender nature of the lamp and various repairs require careful handling.
SHIPPING: $20 flat rate shipping valid only for street addresses within contiguous United States; we cannot deliver to post office boxes. For shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and elsewhere, please contact us with your location for a custom shipping quote.
A WORD ABOUT VINTAGE: Our inventory consists of vintage or antique items which are more than 20 years old, usually used or pre-owned, unless marked “new old stock.” As such, there may be signs of wear and age, which we will disclose to the best of our ability. Nevertheless, we encourage you to carefully read the description and view the photos, especially when purchasing a gift. All items ship with tracking and insurance, and although we do not accept returns, we will offer a refund in case of breakage or damage during transit, upon receipt of sufficient proof.
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