Hand-painted table lamp designed by Mary Colter for La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, ca.1929.
These lamps were found on bedside tables in guest rooms at the La Fonda Hotel. Each metal lamp shade was painted with a slight variation. The base is made of heavier metal to provide stability. The trunk of the lamp may have been originally covered in leather.
New Mexico History Museum 2013.027.001, gift of Jennifer Kimball and La Fonda Hotel.
Photo by Blair Clark, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
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