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