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**Please note condition**
A carved alabaster lamp with striations of gray and tan throughout and a lovely repeating band of incised leaves around the top portion. The lamp measures 4 1/2" across the square base, 5" across the mid-body, and 21" tall including the socket. The maker is unknown, lampshade is not included, and as this lamp is old, it is recommended that the lamp be rewired. Also, there are some "dings" to the alabaster and some visible "spidering" throughout. If an old alabaster lamp with natural age and character is the goal, this fits the bill!
There are many lamp shade sizes and styles (empire, oval, drum, square) and luckily, there are simple equations and guidelines to ensure that your lamp shade looks correct on your lamp base. First, consider the shape of the lamp. A lamp looks best when matched with a shade that has a similar shape. So, if the base is round, a round lamp shade (empire or drum) is the most appropriate shape. A square or angular base looks great with a square lamp shade, and so on. As for the math:
In 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act which sets new energy-efficient standards for basic light bulbs. As a result, all standard 100-, 75-, 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs have, for the most part, been phased out (some are still in production). Compact Fluorescent (CFL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs have replaced incandescent light bulbs and fit all standard light sockets and also emits the same light output (a.k.a. lumens--more lumens equals brighter light, fewer lumens equals dimmer light. Standard 100-watt bulbs produce about 1600 lumens) and lower wattage (the amount of energy a light bulb uses. The lower the watts, the lower the electric bill).
Some equivalents to incandescent lightbulbs are:
All lamps sold at Mateland's are pre-owned, and although they are tested and in working order at the time of sale (or if not working, clearly stated), we do not guarantee the safety of our lamps and are not responsible for any electrical problems once they leave our warehouse. As all lamps are sold in the same condition that we find them, and we can't guarantee their safety once they reach their new home, we strongly encourage the new owner to rewire prior to use. Rewiring an average lamp runs about $25.00 per lamp at many lamp stores.