An electric table lamp was patented in 1881. Cut glass lamps came in varying sizes, from 13 inch boudoir lamps to those for reading areas ranging in size from 18 to 22 inches. These electric lamps were called "electroliers," and might be small enough to sit on a table or could be a hanging lamp suspended from the ceiling like a chandelier. The use of cut glass for lighting devices was most appropriate, for the light enhanced the brilliance and sparkle of the patterns, creating a dynamic surface.
Place object was created: United States
Measurements: height: 15 inches diameter: 8 inchesGift of Paul and Mary Brandwein 1999.83.10A-B
Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH