Duffner And Kimberly Poppy Flowered Table Lamp

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Here is a very nice and low priced DUFFNER and KIMBERLY poppy flowered table lamp. The base stands a whopping 29" high, has 3 HUBBELL sockets with acorn chain pulls. Is footed and bears the correct signature as shown.
The 18" shade is really a beauty with the super high quality glass and superb workmanship. None of the known Duffner were signed which is the case with this one. The shape of the shade and style of the cut in the glass is pure Duffner.

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 BASE HAS THE RARE DUFFNER AND KIMBERLY METAL TAG ON THE BOTTOM