This is a fashionably elegant and sophisticated vintage glass and brass table lamp, dating from the mid-20th century.
This stylish lamp has a striking obelisk shape featuring a distinctive tall and narrow tapering four-side glass body terminating above a very distinctive octagonal glass end.
It is raised on a smart round brass base and it is ready to shine light to any special spot of your special room.
This stylish lamp is in full working order. Please see photos for confirmation of their condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 62 x Width 18 x Depth 18
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot x Width 7 inches x Depth 7 inches
Our reference: 09971
Anobeliskis a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape or pyramidion at the top. Originally they were calledtekhenuby their builders, the Ancient Egyptians. The Greeks who saw them used the Greek term 'obeliskos' to describe them, and this word passed into Latin and ultimately English. Ancient obelisks are monolithic; that is, they consist of a single stone. Most modern obelisks are made of several stones.
Obelisks played a vital role in their religion and were prominent in the architecture of the ancient Egyptians, who placed them in pairs at the entrance of the temples. The word "obelisk" as used in English today is of Greek rather than Egyptian origin because Herodotus, the Greek traveller, was one of the first classical writers to describe the objects. Several ancient Egyptian obelisks are known to have survived, plus the "Unfinished Obelisk" found partly hewn from its quarry at Aswan. These obelisks are now dispersed around the world, and fewer than half of them remain in Egypt.
Antiques.co.uk Ref: MF2883DW4
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