This captivating lamp, straight from the artistic quarter of Avignon, is quintessentially French. Its purpose is not to provide a practical light, but rather it is a delicate work of art, representing a scene which is gently illuminated as if by a theatrical spotlight.
The structure of La Lecture is handmade from fine metal wire, which has become distressed, giving it a warm, antique patina. The wire has been painstakingly twisted and worked to form a hexagonal cage with curlicued topknot and feet, which acts as a decorative frame for a whimsical vignette – a moment caught in time.
Centre stage, under the light, a young couple are seated on a kissing chair, poignantly close, yet separated; he holds a book aloft, she listens… perhaps. Around them, like encircling arms, winds a double staircase, through the wire banisters of which are twisted tiny, pastel-coloured paper flowers, while wire windows within arches form the walls of their enchanted, filigree world.
Materials: Iron wire, thin iron metal lampshade, antique fabric, newsprint
Dimensions: H:82cm, W:37cm, D:33cm
Flex: Black, fabric-coated cable, British three-pin plug, supplied with standard small Edison screw bulb
Care: Dust with a paintbrush or fine feather duster. Place on even surface, do not hang from curlicue top knot.
Please note the light is purely for decorative effect.
Due to the delicacy of this item, in store purchase only.