This is an original antique gas lamp, converted to electric & working well. A new porcelain socket has been added.From a large antique lighting collection in Michigan, USA - see/watch our store for more. The shade holder and gas key are solid brass and have some antique patina, while the body and base of the lamp has an antique gold painted finish. The etched glass antique shade has no chips or cracks - just some areas of loss to the frosted finish. She has her 3 original holes on the base, ready to be installed on the newel post of your stairway or add longer lamp wire with a plug and use her as a table lamp. Her socket uses one standard-base bulb up to 100 watts, or use an LED bulb for any brightness you like, as they use low wattage for bright light. We used a short-stature bulb in the photos so that it wouldn't peek over the top of the shade, however the style of bulb is up to you. Light bulb and mounting screws not included. This beautiful antique is from a large antique lighting collection in Fenton, Michigan - see and watch our store for more from this fantastic collection. Here are details about the restorer. The late Bob Daly was a marathon runner and worked in his family's burgler alarm business until he started his own antique lighting restoration business in Fenton, Michigan in the 1980's: "Historic Lighting Restoration Services and Sales". He was restoring antique lighting for almost 40 years. This beautiful light was thoughtfully and skillfully restored by Bob to the tiniest detail. From new wiring to cleaning to touching up, buffing and polishing, Bob was a master at the details. He loved what he did and was excited to share these restored works of art with the next generation (see a newspaper article picture of him in photo #24). He worked with loving care, and you can be proud to own one of his restorative works of art.
We are certainly proud to have acquired his amazing collection, as we also restore and sell antique lighting and love to share it with all of you who want true antique pieces that have historic personality in your homes and buildings. Many thanks to Bob's wife, Luce, for contacting us and allowing us to share his collection with the world! Width of glass shade: 8. Height of glass shade: 3 1/2. 6 1/4 diameter base of the lamp.You're going to LOVE her! Please see all photos for detailed description.