Handel 24" Bamboo Table Lamp


Here for your consideration is a very large and rare wonderful Handel 24" bamboo panel shade lamp with excellent and all in tact overlay. The glass is very nice striated with heavy textured inside and all original and free of cracks or chips. Base and shade both properly signed. The base is huge, one of the largest bases that Handel made. Found on page #138 of the Defalco Handel book. Described "bronzed metal base of vertically ribbed Chinese form, the foot molded to simulate a Chinese carved and pierced stand, the upper section molded as a stylized tree trunk." The patina is original and very nice. Has 3 Hubbell sockets with acorn chain pulls. This is a very rare and fine piece of American period lighting which is historically powerful and has dazzling beauty which is much greater then my digital camera could capture.

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.