Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Gone with the Wind" lamps

"Gone with the Wind" lamps are lamps with decorated round globes and matching or conforming fonts. See image on left courtesy of

These lamps conjure up visions of Scarlett O'Hara and Melanie Wilkes gathering around a lamp in the Civil War epic (see image below).

"Gone with the Wind" lamps were very popular in Victorian homes and are still popular today with collectors. Many of the lamps sold today have been electrified.

DID YOU KNOW that even though depicted in the 1939 Gone With The Wind movie, "Gone with the Wind" lamps were not made until 1875, a decade after the Civil War?