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Very unusual and stately lamp featuring four classical Greek or Roman figures of different sizes. Accented with a rope motif border and gold leaf bands at top and bottom. The figures are highly detailed when viewed closely, and appear to be paper engravings which have been decoupaged to the INSIDE of the glass before the rosy pink paint was applied using the reverse painting technique. We believe the glass cylinder is a repurposed hurricane globe!

As with most older handcrafts, there is some oxidation where the paper figures have become slightly detached from the glass interior, which you can see in the photos as a shift in color tone. Not detracting to the antique quality of this piece in my eye, but mentioned so you can make an informed personal decision about the character of this piece. Lamp sits on a hefty wooden base and is finished with a top plate that appears to be either rosewood or mahogany. A rare, elegant and one of a kind find that would compliment an array of interiors! Most likely dates to the 1920s-30s, possibly earlier. Unmarked.

Lamp stands approx. 22" from the base to the top of the socket with a 6" diameter at the widest point.

Wiring has been tested, but as with all vintage lighting, it is advisable to have a professional inspect prior to use/installation.

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All our lighting will be VERY carefully packed using plenty of bubblewrap and/or packing peanuts as needed. Most pieces will also be double boxed for extra safety in transit. This is our standard packing procedure, and is included in the stated shipping costs.

Domestic shipment is by FedEx Ground, and will carry full coverage in case of loss or damage by shipper. Though we pack all items with extreme care to ensure safe delivery, in the rare case of loss or damage in shipment, it is BUYER'S responsibility to file and monitor claim process. No refunds are given for loss or damage in transit which is out of our control as soon as item is delivered to shipper.

Due to generally large and fragile nature of our items, we do NOT ship items in combination with the exception of matched lamp pairs which are specifically offered together.

Buyers outside of USA, please inquire for shipping costs.

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Antique Table Lamp Reverse Painted Glass, Decoupage Grecian Figures

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  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: glass, various paints, wooden base and cap, antique brass finish metal, paper figures, decoupage
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 28 reviews
  • Favorited by: 27 people