I don't know how old the lamp is; it is Victorian in style. It does not have a pull-down mechanism (the chains are simply attached to the ceiling canopy), and the lamp has been electrified and will not hold oil. It is in very good condition-Please see photos for the details. If you have any questions, Please let us know.The item "VTG Victorian Hanging Library Oil Lamp withRuby Red Glass Shade, 59 Prisms, 38 H" is in sale since Sunday, September 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "mimicoantiques" and is located in Santa Fe Springs, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.