Duffner & Kimberly Hanging Lamp

5,500

Here for your consideration is a beautiful and rare DUFFNER ANS KIMBERLY hanging lamp. The shade measures 20" dia. ,is properly signed and has the "cats paw" heavy textured high quality glass which really performs nicely.The modeling and satiations in the glass are the best ever and well coordinated strong colors that helped elevate the DUFFNER AND KIMBERLY to the highest quality standards with suburb craftsmanship . . The original hardware is really outstanding with matching patina on all , including the 3 brass chains and Perkins sockets.

THE DUFFNER AND KIMBERLY LAMP CO .STARTED IN NEW YORK , 11 WEST WEST 32ND STREET ,IN 1905 BY FRANK DUFFNER AND OLIVER KIMBERLY AND THE VERY TALENTED DESIGNER H. T. HOWARD. D&K COMPANIES PHILOSOPHY WAS TO "OFFER LIGHTING FIXTURES IN THE PUREST PERIOD STYLES FOR THE FINEST RESIDENCES "THEY CHOSE TO COMPETE DIRECTLY AGAINST TIFFANY STUDIOS .WHY IS SO LITTLE KNOWN ABOUT THIS FINE CO ? D&K EXISTED FOR A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME ,1905 BUT BY 1913 WENT BANKRUPT. THE RECESSION OF 1908 BADLY HURT SALES FOR OPULENT EXPENSIVE ITEMS. IN 1906 THE D&K WISTERIA FLOOR LAMP COST $550 WHILE THE TIFFANY STUDIOS WISTERIA SOLD FOR $480. NOTE , BY COMPARISON A NEW MODEL A FORD OF THAT YEAR COST $450 . TODAY D&K LAMPS ARE LIKE TIFFANY STUDIOS , HIGHLY COLLECTABLE AND IN GREAT DEMAND WHILE COMMANDING HIGH PRICES. VERY LITTLE PRINTED INFORMATION IS KNOWN TO EXIST. THIS CEILING CANOPY HAS THE RARE DUFFNER AND KIMBERLY METAL TAG AS DOES THE SHADE.