Mica Lamp Shades are beautiful, having a unique translucent appearance. When lit, the mica-mineral flecks glow producing a warm soft ambient light. This craftsman style was favored during the early 1900's. It portrays an arts and crafts design popular during this time period. Use on vintage and new table lamps.
Mica refers to a group of minerals. These silicate minerals are heat-resistant, do not conduct electricity and appear in various colors. The sheet mica is made by laminating mica flakes - crystals together with shellac or resin.
Amber mica lamp shades are a hex shape. They are made on a copper-brown metal frame that is rust resistant. Frame is wrapped with sheet mica. Hex shape is set off by dark brown taped binding, accenting top, bottom and individual sections.
A small 1/2" ring fitter is at center top of a harp lamp shade frame. This ring sits on post at top of harp and is secured by a lamp finial.
These generalizations apply to many lamps however personal taste should be the guiding influence.
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