This elegant vintage Capodimonte lampshade has been recovered with Ivory Charmeuse Silk. The original fringe and trim has been restored and used on the new cover.
My customer was kind enough to give me historic information about this lampshade:
“My Mother was the original purchaser. The lamp was purchased in 1948 in a center city Philadelphia store called John Wanamakers. One of the finest stores of it’s kind. They had a huge organ in the center hall that played at the Holidays.
My Mother came to the United States as a war bride and appreciated the beauty of this Capodimonte lamp. The lamp was in her home in Philadelphia until 1958. When my Mother and Father moved to the suburbs where they had a home designed by my Mother custom built, it always had a place of honor in the living room.
My Mother is from Wels, Austria. The original cost of the lamp was seventy dollars. A good sum in 1948 I am sure.
At almost 91 this has belonged to my Mother almost as long as she has been in the United States so it still has the same place of honor in my living room.”