Handel Boudoir 6559


Here for your consideration is a very nice and rare HANDEL boudoir lamp. The 8" shade has six flat sides and hand painted on the reverse with poppies in full bloom, vines and leaves in strong well coordinated colors in nice detail. Like having a bouquet of fresh flowers on the table every day. The beautiful shade has the chipped ice finish and is properly signed HANDEL 6559 with artist KC which is KATHERNINE CASEY WELCH. The shade has a few very slight flea bites on the inside. The base stands 14.5" high with all it's original patina and hardware and has HANDEL impressed in the foot and the original felt bottom on the foot with the HANDEL cloth tag.

Philip Handel joined in partnership with Adolph Eydam in 1885 to form the "Eydam and Handel Company" in Meriden, Connecticut. When this partnership dissolved in 1892, the remaining company was relocated to larger facilities and was thereafter known as "Philip J. Handel" and then as "Handel and Company". "The Handel Company" originally incorporated on June 11, 1903 with Philip J. Handel, Albert Parlow, and Antone Teich as the primary officers. Philip J. Handel married his second wife, Fannie Hirschfield Handel, in 1906, and she became company President upon Philip Handel's death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to William F. Handel, Philip's cousin. The immediate post World War I period was one of tremendous growth and profitability for The Handel Company. However, the economic slowdown of the late 1920's and resulting Great Depression had a devastating effect on company fortunes. By 1929, most production had ceased, and manufacturing ended all together in 1936. In Handel's hayday, they produced many types of high quality lamps which are in high demand.