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Pair of Antique Brass Northern Electric Candlestick Telephone Table Lamps

$1,295per set

About

This very unique pair of table lamps began as a pair of brass and Bakelite candlestick telephones made by the Northern Electric Company of Canada in circa 1920. These authentic telephones have been wired and fitted with switches on their bases and light fixtures with harps and paper shades. The lamps appear to be the same model, but are not identical as one has a black handset and base, and the other brown. The phones also have differing brass tags on the front, one with the maker's name and one with possibly only the model number. In addition, the switches used are not matching and the handset on one of the phones is not connected to the base. We have no history to where these phone lamps originated, but it presumed they were made by a former employee with whatever materials were available. Both of the telephones are clearly stamped "Northern Electric Company" on the backs of the tops, and on the bases at the foot of each 'candlestick'. The lamps have a height of twenty five inches with the shades and the lamp wiring is original. The telephones are solid brass and could be polished to a high gloss finish if desired, but the current patina is untouched and original.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Width: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Machine-MadeBrass,MoldedBakelite
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Wear to exterior finishes of both phones as expected. These telephones are NOT matching as one has a brown handset and base and the other black, and the switches are not matching.
  • Seller Location
    Hamilton, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1355220452122

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Hamilton, Canada
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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