1930s vintage desk light, with a brown bakelite or celluloid base and metal canister style shade. We haven't found a maker's mark on this - though it looks all original.
The lamp stands about 10" tall, with 8" long shade. It works fine, but has some wear and scratching to the finish. It's cheaply made, more of a clerk's table lamp than one for the office of the boss! We can just imagine this on the desk of a tired reporter or a private eye, and we like it just as it is.