Handel Boudoir 6704
Here for your pleasure to view and perhaps purchase is the Rare and collectable HANDEL boudoir #6704 table or desk lamp. All excellent and museum quality. Arguably the best example of the HANDEL boudoir lamps.Done in well coordinaded colors with great artistry as one would expect of the great HANDEL CO.measures 16" high with 8" point to point of the 6 sided shade, free of any damage or chips, correct hardware and rewired for safety. This is the rare molded shade that was in limited production 1919. Fully signed,numbered and artist signed K.W. That would be CATHERINE WELCH.
This beauty is shown on page #192 of the Defalco Hibel Handel book.
Philip Handel joined in partnership with Adolph Eydam in 1885 to form the "Eydam and Handel Company" in Meriden, Connecticut. When this partnership dissolved in 1892, the remaining company was relocated to larger facilities and was thereafter known as "Philip J. Handel" and then as "Handel and Company". "The Handel Company" originally incorporated on June 11, 1903 with Philip J. Handel, Albert Parlow, and Antone Teich as the primary officers. Philip J. Handel married his second wife, Fannie Hirschfield Handel, in 1906, and she became company President upon Philip Handel's death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to William F. Handel, Philip's cousin. The immediate post World War I period was one of tremendous growth and profitability for The Handel Company. However, the economic slowdown of the late 1920's and resulting Great Depression had a devastating effect on company fortunes. By 1929, most production had ceased, and manufacturing ended all together in 1936. In Handel's hayday, they produced many types of high quality lamps which are in high demand.