American Dietz Gothic Kerosene Table Lamp(76 views)
Description: American Gothic Kerosene Lamp Pictured in a catalogue from the firm of “Dietz & Company” on plate # 36 figure # 23. As described in a catalogue from an Exhibition titled “The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870” written by Katherine S. Howe and David B. Warren for an exhibition taking place at the Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston in 1976: “This ornate lamp by an unknown maker - now know from the firm of Dietz - is a happy blend of nineteenth century technology, Gothic Revival frills and Rococo ornamentation. Developed in 1854, kerosene was the last major fuel used for lighting devices before the gas age.” We have had this example several times over the decades. Fitted for electricity - drilled through the metal and through the glass font; electrical switch on the cord. Deep cut red flashed shade contemporary with the lamp itself. Size to the top of the shade is 21” tall and the base is 7.25” across. The glass font should be stamped “Iden”.
Condition Report: Fitted for Electricity
Provenance: A Newport Rhode Island Collector
Dimensions: 21" tall
Artist or Maker: Dietz & Company
Literature: "The Gothic Revival Style in America 1830-1870" "Dietz & Company - Established 1840 - Illustrated Catalogue"
Medium: Glass, brass, white metal
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