This exceptional, very large, antique French carriage warmer is oval in shape and made of steel with a dimpled texture on the front, with pierced sides. the original carrying handle is still in place. It has been transformed and styled by Utopia into a unique lamp with an industrial vibe, making a great focal point in any room.
Originally, hot coals were placed inside the internal tray (now permanently fixed inside) and then the vessel was put under the feet or seat of passengers in an open top car or carriage. The image below shows the warmer in the workshop before an extensive restoration.
The antique is in great condition with the aged textured metal now having an attractive wax finish. It has been transformed with aged solid brass fittings including: a screw lamp holder and retro-style, twisted mid-brown fabric cable, an inline switch and a black plug. A specially handmade oak base has been waxed to compliment the warm tones of the metal.
The lamp is shown here with a large oval drum shade in gold vellum. Please note that the price is for the lamp only.
Dimensions height 78cm x length 25cm x depth 15cm
The Raw Collection captures an elemental grandeur for interiors wherein the essence of beautiful materials is celebrated in the raw. The main inspiration for this stylish contemporary collection is the four natural elements: fire, air, earth and water. Through harnessing the juxtaposed energies of: metal, wood and stone a natural dynamic in design evolves.
Utopia's Unexpected Lights
All Utopia's lights are unique and are handmade in our studios in North Norfolk from interesting antiques and finds. They each tell a narrative and enjoy close inspection to reveal strong craftsmanship and hidden layers of interest and wonder.
Creating our distinctive lights – the narrative behind the story Reclaimed elegance – the artefacts that Utopia sources for its lights are deliciously old, usually antique, sometimes vintage, and this ‘narrative’ is reflected in their character, patina and form – Utopia celebrates the knocks, chips, and scratches of their stories. The inspired selection of the original object and the process it goes through to make it covetable and unique is what makes our products special – every lamp is a one-off.
Peace of Mind Enjoy the aesthetics of top quality heritage styling: traditional twisted fabric cable, aged metal fittings, retro-style chains and historical Bakelite plugs, whilst having the peace of mind that your light is safe, having been completely wired/rewired by experts using modern fittings.
Please note that due to the large size and heavy weight of this lamp it can only be collected from our gallery in North Norfolk.