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Musical Occasional Lamp (Schemerlampje met Muziekdoosje)

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

Description
A small plywood and plastic windmill with a music box connected to the vanes. The outside is decorated with windmill scenes.
Size
35cmHx18cmDiam.
Object Registration
1870
Historical information
These lamps were essential in Dutch household to help to create the famous "gezelligheid" or cosy atmosphere.
Significance
Although this seems to have been a windmill only to begin with, with the electric light added later, it speaks of the significance of this type of lamp in the homes of the Dutch.
Last updated
26 Jun 2018 at 11:19AM