Handel 6758


Here is a very nice high end HANDEL table lamp. The shade is the biggest of the reverse painted shades 18" and is fully signed HANDEL and numbered #6758. This is one of the premium molded shades with superb artistry. Free of any damage or chips.
The base is also properly signed HANDEL has all it's original hardware with 3 HUBBELL sockets and acorn chain pulls and stands a proud 23". Original patina. A grand piece of AMERICAN lighting art history. A great investment that will bring beauty to your home every day.

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
Handels death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel Turner) in
1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to William F.
Handel, Philips 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 1920s 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.