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George Martha Washington Lamp 25"H - SOLD

George Martha Washington Lamp 25"H - SOLD
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This beautiful vintage George & Martha Washington lamp depicts a young man pleading with his lover for favors amid a colorful pastoral scene of green, ivory, red and yellow within a vignette of gold flourishes. Handcrafted bell shape genuine silk shantung lamp shade has a soft luxurious sewn in sateen fabric lining.

1 of a kind vintage lamp exclusively from Lamp Shade Pro

This authentic vintage lamp from the mid century era has been professionally cleaned, rewired and fitted with a Unique lamp of fine quality brand new handcrafted silk shade. The base has been refinished in antique gold with subtle aged accents. The condition is excellent.

History of George & Martha Washington Lamps:
George and Martha Washington lamps were USA made of porcelain during the mid century era. They were commonly made with real 22 K gold trim. Try as much as you like but you can never duplicate the gold color trim used in these beautiful porcelain lamps unless you use real gold.

Although commonly called George and Martha Washington lamps, the decorative figures adorning these porcelain lamps actually represent wealthy members of the court of French King Louis XV around 1765.

The decorative figures are usually in various states of romance, picnics, dancing, poetry, singing, playing music, etc. The original paintings used on many of these lamps were done by the French artist Jean Honor? Fragonard (1732-1806). Fragonard was well known for his lewd and hedonistic art that was highly sought after by wealthy art patrons of Louis XV's morally loose and fun loving court. George and Martha lamp decorations represent Fragonard's much more reserved paintings.

George and Martha Washington lamps are no longer being produced and the value of these vintage lamps continue to rise.

George Washington lived from 1732- 1799 so he was alive when the original designs were created for these beautiful lamps in France.

In 1775, the Continental Congress appointed Washington commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary forces. He was later elected president in 1789 - 1797 but George and Martha Washington had nothing to do with these lamps except they both had a similar fashion of dressing which was also common in France during that period.

Product Type: Vintage Lamp
Material: Porcelain; Silk
Color: Ivory; Green; Red; Yellow; Gold
Style: Antique; Vintage
Condition: Excellent
Lights: 1
Bulb Type: Standard medium Edison E26 base light
Wattage: 100
Country of Manufacture: United States of America
Shipping Area: Worldwide
Room Use: Living Room; Den; Bedroom; Office; Kitchen; Dining Room



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