An unusual and rare early WAS Benson electro-plated adjustable floor lamp stand. Probably an original early electric lamp that has now been fully re-wired and fitted with conforming bulb holders without any damage or alterations to construction integrity. The lamp was originally found with seven paint layers of differing colours and age that have been removed using only non-aggressive remover and elbow grease.

 

The plating shows wear and expert opinion differs

as to re-plating or not.

 

Fully extended height base to bulb holder: 2.14mts (84")

 

Collapsed height base of bulb holder: 1.55mts (61")

 

Base width at floor: 53cms (21")

 

 

Price of lamp only: £1500.00

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Rare W A S Benson floor lamp

c1880

012#010 024#001 007#025 029#003 002#045 003#040 008#018 018#005 031#003

Hand-made American silk shade

available at an additional £220.00

Full impressed hammer marks with initials  'WASB'

Base and column rods during the slow process of removing seven different paint layers using

non-aggressive remover.

Benson designed height

adjustment compression system.

Shown in later Benson

sales catalogue of 1899-1900

Base-plate as later used on Model No: 276 as shown in later Benson sales catalogue of

1899-1900

Early impressed hammer mark as found on underside of base-plate leg.

Millstone Art & Antiques

029#008 031#005 003#061

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Dual modern bulb holders