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Solid Brass Banding and Channel
This is decorative flexible brass stripping for use in lampshade work as well as boxes, lanterns, trays and other projects where a decorative edging is required. The wider ones may be cut and used as collars at the top of lampshades to hide the joint between the shade and the crown. Easy to solder, too. Most are sold by the foot, and shipped coiled, except #8206 and #8207 which are 90 degree angle corner edge moldings and are sent flat.
This lampshade demonstrates the use of brass banding or "gallery" to hide the seams between the curved glass panels. The edges of the panels are wrapped in brass channel. The bottom brass trim is perforated to receive the wire that holds the beaded fringe in place. The brass collar holds the crown together.
This lampshade was part of the furnishings of the Royal Bordello of Crown Prince Wilhelm Von Austerhazy of Bavaria, before World War I.