The colors are just wonderful as there is beautiful light purple and amber for the evening sky. The mountains and the lake show all the other colors that are natural with nature such as rust, yellows, greens, browns, and lots of purple throughout. The scenic appears to be an early evening one with the sun setting behind the mountains.You can see bushes, lakes, and shoreline and a very realistic 3 dimensional view. The painting is done on the "obverse" front side and "Reverse" on the inside.
This is one of Pittsburgh Lamp's most desirable and highly collected reverse painted lamps. The shade sits on a 2 light, mixed metal base with a nice aged patina. The style of the base is what I would describe as a beaded spindle with garland on the foot. There are two original tassel pull chain sockets that are in excellent working order. The patina is done in brown black and considered to be in very good to excellent condition with normal age wear.This table lamp overall is in excellent condition. The condition of the shade and base is outstanding for nearly 100 years of use. I see no missing paint on the shade, actually this is the nicest example of this shade I have ever offered for sale.
You simply do not find these shades like this one anymore. There is some patina wear just underneath the shade rest and this is pictured. It cannot be seen when shade is mounted. Everything is original except for the antique style black rayon cord, even the plug is original.The lamp has been professionally rewired and both socket pull chains are in good working order. This lamp has both its original sockets in it. The shade has no chips or dings and the base shows minor wear. The lamp is signed on the weight that is inside the base and cannot be seen. This is a well documented lamp as it appears in "Quality Electric Lamps" by L-W Book sales page 138. This is clearly a Pittsburgh table lamp 100% and not a marriage!! These lamps have been a worthy investment that has risen steadily for the past 30 years. The shade will be double boxed and the base in a separate box. No store lets you out of the building with the merchandise unless it is paid for. Maybe if enough of you do this, they will change their policy. CLEMENTS ANTIQUES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE STOREFRONT. Please wait for my Invoice before paying.
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The item "PITTSBURGH REVERSE PAINTED LAMP, BEAUTIFUL SCENIC LAKES & MOUNTAINS, EXCELLENT" is in sale since Friday, November 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps".
The seller is "lastminute713" and is located in Tilton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.