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Camphene Lamp

1977.521 (RS116735)

Description

Oil burning lamp fitted with screw-in bulb socket and brown paper shade; oil font of colorless glass has four mold seams; pressed ovoid pattern on top half of font, diamond, ellipse and chevron pattern below mid-line; font on a lead balustre with traces of gilding; baluster attached through square white marble pedestal with half-ball feat; electrified.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1890
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
gilding
glass (material)
lead (metal)
marble (rock)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
camphene lamps
Gilded
gilding
Glass
glass (material)
LAMP, CAMPHENE
Lead
lead (metal)
Marble
marble (rock)
Dimensions
3.688 x 3.688 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.521
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4282

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