Clamp Lamp

Douglas Wood
Submitted by Douglas Wood August 28th, 2012
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Found this bizarre little 50’s metallic lamp at a yard sale recently.   It’s designed to be clamped onto something– a table, a headboard, a desk.

I love the weird combination of  the “fancy” decorative elements with the ugly functional elements like the exposed socket, switch, cord and clamp.

4 Responses to “Clamp Lamp”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Love this. I have a few vintage clamp lamps but none that attempted to look this fancy. It’s also my absolute favorite 50’s color combo of light light paint and gold. The jewels and braiding push it even farther.

    Have you turned it on?