Parrot bridge lamp armBy Mark Chervenka
Parrot bridge lamp arm
This cast iron figural parrot was available in a lamp supply catalog in 1999. It is the style used for bridge lamps where the shade is held at the end of the arm, or bridge, which extends the light above a seated person for reading. Original bridge lamps were fitted with electric bulbs and made from ca. 1920-1940.
Most bridge lamps are metal, the majority painted cast iron or cast iron with a plating or wash. Fancy, figural or ornate bridges–with slag glass connectors, Art Deco designs, or figurals like this parrot–dramatically increase the value of the entire bridge lamp.
This new part arrives from the supplier painted flat black. It could be painted to match the finish on a genuinely old lamp to enhance the price. Price is only $12.