Ornate painted metal bridge lamp with 3D roses twining around stem of lamp; more bas-relief roses in base. “KATIE” shaped shade hangs from end of roses-encrusted arm. Shade is ombre dyed from red into green-gold, covered with gold metallic lace and overlaid with silk petit point embroidered appliques, depicting parrots and roses. Hand beaded fringe.
58” / 147cm tall
Pair of “FLOWER FAIRY” shades sitting atop carved wood candlestick style lamps with carved barley twist stems. The paint and gilding on the lamps is original. The shades have sand colored silk linings overlaid with patterned net on upper halves (from Paris flea market); metallic embroidered silk organza on lower halves. Charming bird and butterfly appliques on each shade. Hand beaded fringe hangs from bottom edge of shades.
26”, 66cm high
“LARGE TULIP” shaped shade is covered with finely embroidered silk satin depicting peacocks and foliage. This embroidery is outlined and detailed with glinty metallic threads. Hand beaded fringe around bottom edge of lamp. The shade sets on an ornate, painted metal floor lamp with carved wooden “shells” in the base.
72 1/2”, 184cm high
Ombre dyed from orange into blue, “WHOOP DE DOME” shaped shade is covered with antique gold metallic lace and then overlaid with several different silk embroidered appliques: parrots, flowers and flourishes. This shade hangs from an ornate, 1920’s, painted metal bridge lamp. An eagle-like bird alighting on the arm of the lamp, followed downwards by green glass tubes and 3D painted twined flowers around the stem.
62” / 157.5cm tall
An unusual table lamp from France, formed from an amber colored, frosted glass vase-like center, embossed with roses, setting on two painted metal bases. The “BELLA ROSE” shaped shade is a soft amber tone covered with a metallic patterned lame alternating with silk cut velvet which is overlaid with 3 large, silk chenille griffin appliques, taken from a 19th Century wall hanging. Hand beaded fringe.
This large “MELON” shaped shade hangs from the ceiling canopy as a chandelier. The lining is dyed from soft green into soft gold tones then covered with two gold metallic laces. Every other panel is swagged with silk chenille and gold bullion, French, hand embroidered appliques taken from a magnificent pair of estate curtains. one hand beaded tassel hangs from the center bottom as the final adornment.
This very pretty, double armed floor lamp is painted in pink, mint green, turquoise and creamy white tones. From its central point sprouts a whimsical bouquet of painted metal flowers. The two original cone shaped shades have been recovered with ivory silk, then overlaid with metallic shot lace and extraordinary silk embroidered appliques. Long, patterned, hand beaded fringe hangs from the bottom edges of the shades.
Five “MINI GISH” shaped shades extend on ornate brass arms from a central ring chandelier. The shades are a pale caramel silk with a fine silver lace overlay and beaded fringe. The ornate metal ring is also covered with a soft gold silk, then overlaid with gold and silver metallic laces. From its bottom edge hangs dyed silk and beaded fringe.
“LARGE TURBAN” shaped shade is bronze toned, covered with three different, alternating, metallic textiles; hand beaded fringe around bottom edge. Shade sits upon a large scale, painted metal table lamp, that appears to end in a stylized elephant’s foot but has a fully reticulated dragon wrapping itself around the stem of the lamp.
Pair of TAJ MAHAL shaped shades are all cream colored silk, covered with hand made, cut-work linen, depicting lovers courting. Old filet lace in cuff and hand beaded pearl and crystal fringe around the bottom edges. These shades sit atop Italian, carved alabaster table lamps, all cream with charcoal-black alabaster slabs in bases.
This unusual, urn shaped, metal table lamp is made of delicate corrugated and perforated sheet copper with finely crafted leaves winding around the belly of the lamp, and dragon creatures on the sides as handles. “SQUARE BELL” shaped shade is ombre dyed from pale green into pale dusty-rose, then covered with 3 different gold metallic laces. Each of the 4 large sides is overlaid with bouquets of silk chenille flowers. Hand beaded fringe. 27” tall.
Exquisite, hand carved, caramel toned soapstone, Chinese table lamp sits upon an intricate brass base. SMALL CURL shaped shade is also caramel toned and covered with Turkish, gold metallic and silk embroidered cloth alternating, on the top half, with an Art Deco, patterned silk in a dusky, pale green tone. Hand beaded fringe surrounds the bottom edge of the shade. 20” high
“PETAL” shade is covered with French, gold metallic lace, then overlaid with brightly colored, silk flower appliques. Wonderful bird head applique in center front and back panels. Hand beaded fringe with crystal end beads. This shade rests on a hand-painted porcelain vase-shaped table lamp, depicting birds in flight and flowers.
27 1/2”, 69cm high
Pair of 1920’s, original-paint, metal table lamps depict Native American couple in ethnic garb standing upon red painted pedestals, with artichoke-like cluster at top of figures. ‘MINI PROVINCIAL OVAL” shades are olive green and then covered with metal floss embroidered net. Vintage, green iris beaded fringe hangs from bottoms of each shade. 18” tall.
Pair SMALL LOTUS BELLS, ombre dyed pastel lavender and light blue covered with light gold metallic lace and overlaid with hand embroidered silk appliques. Hand beaded fringe around bottom edges.These shades set on painted metal table lamps with clear glass stem and etched lavender glass ball inserts.
25”, 64cm high
“FANCY CUBE” shaped shade is covered with two different French textiles; one is a tonal red silk jacquard featuring stylized roses in baskets. The second, on the bottom tier, is a printed cotton , very colorful, also featuring flowers in baskets. Around the belly of the cube shade are four hand-embossed, sheet-brass, cut-out “pictures” of stylized roses in baskets, one on each of the four sides. These originally came from very old lamp shade from France. Four fat little tassels hang from the four bottom corners and one beaded tassel hangs as the on/off pull.