My bf picked it up to put it in the car and the lamp revealed it was not very stable. The spider that is responsible for holding up the shade had much too much free movement, which caused the lamp to wobble quite freely. I made a mental note to take a look at the assembly to see if I could tighten it up somewhat.
|$5 fix - New Socket|
|Old Socket Being Removed|
Standing back, I cannot help but admire the craftsmanship of the early 1900's. This lamp is beautiful and highly detailed. I noticed there are small holes in each of the leaves, which means there was most likely crystals that hung from it at one time. I bet this was a sight to behold in the window of a store.
|Hand-painted Repousse Glass Shade|
|Repousse Glass Section Mimics Glass Shade|
|Small Holes Where Crystals Likely Hung At One Time|
I am thrilled to be the new owner of this extraordinary lamp. I think it will look fantastic in the Shouse. What do you think?