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J.A. Whaley Leaded Glass Overlapping Leaves Table Lamp, Early Model~~~

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For sale is a wonderful arts and crafts style antique leaded glass table lamp by made by J. A. Whaley Company of New York, New York. The lamp is a large desk or table lamp size as it stands 25 1/4" tall and the shade has a diameter of 20". The foot of the base has a diameter of 9 1/8".

This leaded glass copper foiled stained glass shade displays a wonderful arts and crafts design of overlapping leaves. The background glass is a caramel beige opalescent slag glass in color. The large overlapping leaves is a medium moss green opalescent glass as well. This shade sits on a tall tapered spindle base with an early gas shade carriage that holds the shade. This suggest that it was once a gas lamp and was converted early on as New York City was on the light bulb standard by 1910. There is a single Hubbell lamp socket with an acorn pull chain that works wonderful. The base has a rich organic bronzed patina with green highlights.

This lamp is considered to be in very good condition as there are a few minor tight small cracks in the beige glass. There is 1 tight horizontal crack in a green overlapping leaves. Nothing too offensive and quite common with early leaded glass table lamps. The base has a few indents in the bottom foot area but nothing too obtrusive. This table lamp has been recently rewired with brown rayon cord like the antique cord. This lamp is 100% original right down to the plug with the exception of the brown rayon lamp cord.

This is a quality early table lamp made by one the finer Tiffany or leaded glass lamp manufacturers of the era. J A Whaley competed against Tiffany Studios, Duffner & Kimberly, Wilkinson, Unique and Handel table lamps for their share in the market place. Their quality was as good a Unique Lamps and Bronze and Handel Lamp. They were one of the first to have started making copper foiled leaded glass shades back in 1904. They made lamps until 1917-1918. You will be hard pressed to find another JA Whaley in this design. This is a very early pattern and very few of these were made.

Tiffany Studios held the Bray patent exclusively until 1903. They bought the rights in 1898 and held the right to exclusively make copper foil shades till 1903. They had a 5 year jump on all their competitors!! J. A. Whaley was one of the first competitors to enter into the market and vie for their share. You can find this same shade carriage in Paul Crist's Book "Mosaic Shades Volume II" page 95 top left hand picture under the J. A. Whaley lamp section.

This table lamp would look outstanding on any arts and crafts style bookcase or desk. It would look wonderful in a mission style decor as well. This lamp was made circa 1904-1908.



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