Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Witch "Roller Lamp" (Circa 1950)
"A NICE MID-CENTURY WALL PAPER ROLLER IN VERY NICE VINTAGE CONDITION. THE LAMP STANDS 35 INCHES FROM THE BASE TO THE TOP. THE WITCH MEASURES 13 INCHES TALL AND ABOUT 7 INCHES WIDE AND IS THE CENTER POINT OF THE LAMP. ALL THE BRASS SEEMS TO BE THERE NOTHING MISSING IT IS READY FOR YOUR OWN SHADE."
I wonder if the model for these things is the birch lamp?
The birch lamp is of course asymmetrical, but the colors and general shape and the faux-carving here make me think of the birch lamp.
If so, would that design influence come ouf of Appalachia...or from Appalachia via Europe?