Ornamental Arts & Crafts was a chalkware manufacturer that, I believe, sold completed items as well as unfinished ones for home crafters. My belief is based in part on a stamp present on some pieces that reads, "Ornamental Arts & Crafts Co., Original Orn-A-Craft Product". Items with that marking seem to have been sold unpainted. The location of the company is unknown, but I'm thinking Canada.
Anyone who isn't impressed by chalkware lamps hasn't seen one in perfect condition...this is a beauty! Photos courtesy of Sherry Cooper from Canada.
|This Ornamental Arts moose TV lamp just awoke from a few decades in a warehouse...and just removed from its original box! The antlers are plastic.|
|Here's the moose's backside.|
|One last look at this impressive moose TV lamp.|
Similar in design to the moose, this deer TV lamp is another nice design from Ornamental Arts & Crafts. Photos courtesy of Sherry Cooper from Canada.
|...and like the moose, this deer lamp is new-old-stock.|
|Another picture of the Ornamental Arts deer TV lamp.|
I like all of these lamps from Ornamental Arts, but this elk is my favorite! Photos courtesy of Sherry Cooper from Canada.
|This image shows the marking on the elk TV lamp.|
|One last look!|
This one has to be the jewel in Ornamental Arts & Crafts crown. After all the reverent views of nature shown above, it's obvious that something different is going on here! Seldom was humor used so blatantly in TV lamp design... and to such great effect. Photos courtesy of Linda Knauss of Indianapolis, Indiana.
|I believe these boys have been on their last hunt!|
|Note the look of satisfaction. There's no better feeling than returning home from a successful hunt!|