Antique Corbel Lamp

November 3rd, 2014 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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The lamp sits on top of a 150 year old jelly cupboard.
Original chippy white perfection.
The brass plate was a functional adorment on a cannonball bed. It was used to conceal the bolts which held the frame together.  
Once part of shelf brackets these broken pieces of cast iron add ornamentation to both sides of the corbel.     
They also pick up on the scroll theme of the corbel.
A fabric covered power cord gives it a historic feel. 
An old ceramic insulator is perfect for adding a little detail to the cord.
For a more authentic look the wires run through a porcelain insulating tube I found in a late 1800’s home.
The lamp stem is fabricated from 3/4 copper pipe and then given a green patina.
The lamp sits on top of a 150 year old jelly cupboard.

The lamp sits on top of a 150 year old jelly cupboard.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2014)

A century old corbel with its fragmenting paint is repurposed into a lamp using components from years past.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2014)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, light fixture, lamp, antique, corbel, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (6)

just_old_stuff writes: As Sue said in her Newsletter, you are the "King of Lamps"!
Posted: 10:46 am on November 11th
gadgetsponge writes: I think my favorite part is the insulator. Don't get me wrong. I'd kill for a matching pair of those corbels! Excellent attention to every detail as always Jim. Posted: 4:53 am on November 7th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
Wow, what a lamp. This shows what you can really do. It blows me away. Great job and a true masterpiece. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless.

Posted: 4:47 am on November 4th
G writes: The love of old corbels go back a long way. Your lamp is a lovely testament that all the old architectural pieces, can have another functional life. As in all of your designs...the story continues.

Posted: 5:48 pm on November 3rd
georgiamoon writes: WOW, wow, wow!!! This is awesome. I love all the little details and I am still amazed by what you did with the cord. That was very creative, splitting the wires and adding the insulators, I would have never thought of that. But that is why you are you and I am not. Another fantastic lamp and an inspiration for all of us to take our projects just a little bit farther and add some unexpected details to make them special.


Posted: 9:29 am on November 3rd
StrangeCargo writes: Hey Jim, yet another masterpiece. Even the slightest of details gives this creation much significance. Beautiful!

Posted: 7:29 am on November 3rd
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