Camphene Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1850-1890

GUSN

GUSN-4282

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

Descriptive Terms

camphene lamps
gilding
glass (material)
lead (metal)
marble (rock)
Glass
Marble
Lead
Gilded
LAMP, CAMPHENE

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3.688 x 3.688 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.521