Sublime walnut and brass details, with a bakelite switch. The perforated metal diffuser with brass screws completes the Modernist feel. As a "Lightolier Obsessive" , it's fascinating to me how the various components were used throughout the Lightolier line. Per the last photo, the Thurston shade from this.
Lamp was apparently used in the more industrial lamp designs by Maurizio Tempestini. Those lamps are usually attributed to Thurston......Minor scuffs and shows age appropriate usage. Some nicks on the walnut sleeve. The bakelite switch works as it should, and the joint mechanisms hold the shade/cone in their. A few very small areas of paint loss on shade, and possibly one very small dimple. The brass and base look great.
Some patina on brass'collar' near switch. Not broken, but I wanted to point that out. 2 HONESTY I never sell "Frankenstein" lamps odd pieces slapped together, slathered in new paint (oddly enough usually fire engine red) and passed off as having an exotic (usually Italian, or Gino Sarfatti) origin. A note about my pricing..... The lamps I collect and sell tend to fall into the Rare category, so I try to fairly price them accordingly.
As opposed to an initial listing with an absurd price, only to have. A'fire sale' 50% off a week later.
The item "RARE Gerald Thurston LIghtolier Mid Century VTG 50s Atomic lamp space age" is in sale since Tuesday, October 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Chandeliers & Ceiling Fixtures". The seller is "swalkervu" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.