Handel Table Lamp


Here for your consideration is a very nice HANDEL table lamp. Measuers a hugh 24" shade x a whopping 26" high. A really large Handel, wonderful conversation piese in any room. The shade is the paneled roses leaves with vines ascending up the shade with trellis overlay. The base is the super rare elephant foot base measuring 9" wide at the bottom and a towering 25" high. All good old hardware with acorn chain pulls. A few areas where the overlay is broken as shown.The seller told me that some of the paint was professionally touched up years ago, however not noticable. These things are reflected in the low price.

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.