August 22, 2012Wondering Wednesdays – Help Sharon Identify Her Triple Capiz Lamp
We have a pretty cool and fun letter today from Sharon! Sharon writes:
I was so excited when I saw the Wondering Wednesday post last week! I have been following the blog via Facebook for some time, but this is the first time I’ve seen this feature. I hope you can help me get some information about a lamp I bought at a flea market. I did a blog post about it, which you can read here.
I’d really like to determine the lamp’s age.
Thank you in advance for any help!
In a Pastime Paradise
Well, I’d have to say that this one stumped us! That is an amazing and unique light you have there, Sharon!
From the pictures, the shades appear to be capiz shell to me, but the shape is very unique! Eartha Kitsch agrees that they are capiz and suggests that they may be from the early 60’s since that is when such lamps seemed to be the most popular. I found a similar set of lamps on this site:
However, this set appears to be a set of swags as they are all separate, unlike Sharon’s which are one unit, and they also have the typical swag chain.
Here is another similar one from Etsy:
Once again, on a chain. Based on the shape of your lights, Sharon, I would say they were from the 1940’s, but the electrical cords and the canopy look like they are from the 1950’s. And the style was popular in the 1960’s. So you have a puzzle there!
How about it, folks? Anyone want to weigh in and help Sharon out with her fun lamp? Feel free to leave a comment!