Wagon lamps were a thing in the 1970’s. It was inexplicable, it was in kinda bad taste and it was visibly a fire hazard. But, then again, disco was also all of those three things, and that was a big part of the 1970’s too.
I can’t remember where I happened across this photo on the Internet, but I think this was the lamp that my family had in Queens, NY, when I was a tot. It survived our move to Long Island … I remember it because I was a little enchanted with it when I was a kid. It might have wound up in my room at some point.