Classique Table Lamp


Here is a very table lamp made by and signed CLASSIQUE. Measures 21. 5" high x 18" shade. The base is heavy bronze, great original patina with the stylized Greek Key around the base in two places as shown and properly signed. The shade is hand reverse painted with leaves and berrys. Great detail and artistry with good natural colors has Bryant sockets with acorn chain pulls.

Classique Lamp Co. a popular and high quality lamp company was in
Chicago for many years at the turn of the century and was known for their high
quality lamps. The reverse scenic painting was done in the dimple "heavy applied
paint" style. Great attention to detail in their high quality shades and
outstanding bases which were distinctive.


greek key meander

The meander motif took its name from the river Meander, a river with many twists, mentioned by Homer in Iliad. The motif is also known as Greek key or Greek fret.

Meander was the most important symbol in Ancient Greece, symbolizing infinity or the eternal flow of things. Many temples and objects were decorated with this motif, and it is considered that there is a connection with the Cretan labyrinth - indeed - a labyrinth can be drawn using a Greek key.

Meander symbolizes as well the bonds of friendship, of love and devotion and that's the reason it's often given as marriage gift. It can symbolize as well the four cardinal points, the 4 seasons, waves - especially in the round version of it, or snakes, among others.