Wilkinson Table Lamp


This is a really nice early signed Wilkinson Table Lamp. It is properly signed Wilkinson Brooklyn NY on the underside of the base. Lamp measures 22'' high and 16'' across. It was originally a gas burning table lamp but was converted to electricity for safety. The socket was replaced some time ago as shown in the picture. I however have replaced the socket with Hubbell with acorn chain pull. "not shown" It is probably one of the nicest Wilkinson bases I have ever seen. I would put it up against any other base no matter who made it. It is a very high quality bronze plated and verdigris green patinated base in original finish. The rare "bump "base has its original verdigris riser with the decorated sides that everyone knows is classic Wilkinson. You can see a close up of it in the last photo. Add grace and style to any room. The shade has the same finish and is original and in excellent condition. The overlay pattern is beautifully done and with the blood red border below the brilliant green, it is stunning lit in the evening. The whole lamp is just quality through and through and the piece is extremely heavy. Hard to find a good signed example like this in this condition. An excellent addition to any collection or to use in your parlor.

Elmer Wilkinson born in Canada in 1860 started his lamp business in 1909 at 45 York St. Brooklyn, NY. With factory on 8th Ave. Wilkinson was able to bring a new level of high quality and workmanship to the lamp industry while boasting a full compliment of excellent lamps. The company enjoyed several years of high output and sales. The downturn in national economy forced the company into bankruptcy in 1915.