BEST Antique Art Deco Frankart Cowboy Cigarette in Mouth Desk Lamp with Ashtray

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 25, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

BEST Antique Art Deco Frankart Cowboy Cigarette in Mouth Desk Lamp with Ashtray
Description

BEST Antique Art Deco Frankart Cowboy Cigarette in Mouth Desk Lamp with Ashtray. Rare impossible to find in this condition - nothing damaged or missing and the electrical cord works perfectly, the lamp lights up fine as shown in the last photo. The ashtray insert that sits in the front right well is the original black glass - not clear glass painted black but genuine vintage ebony black glass. The base measures 5" x 8 1/2"; the cowboy alone is about 8" tall; the lamp shade is 7 3/4" long and the entire piece sits about 11 1/2" tall. All metal parts with the exception of the ashtray - the cowboy is a brass plated spelter alloy metal sometimes called French Bronze. Everything is right with this piece - no damage of any kind and all original parts. Under the ashtray in the center of the well it is marked Frankart INC Patent Applied For (abbreviated). The cowboy still has his metal cigarette dangling from his mouth!

A Little History on Frankart, Inc. by Henry Underberg The following article was provided by Neil Underberg, son of Henry Underberg. Henry Underberg was Vice President and General Manager of Frankart, Inc from 1922 to 1932 and died in 1992 at the age of 94. The author of this article is unknown. My first job was with
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