U Collection: Antique Wooden Hawkes Clarinet Table Lamp
U Collection: Antique Wooden Clarinet Table Lamp
We've created an elegant, tall table lamp from a wonderful antique clarinet mainly made of cocobola wood with silver plated keys. The makers details are engraved into the instrument - Hawkes & Son, London, were established in 1865. In 1930 they merged with rival company Boosey & Co. to form the famous Boosey & Hawkes.
The clarinet was sourced in a state of disrepair and unable to be played, it has been stripped down, restored, then transformed into a table lamp. The now polished silver plated keys are matched with new chrome electrical fittings, around 2 metres of retro-style twisted dark brown cable and a black plug. The significant sized base has been specially hand turned from hardwood and French polished to a warm deep brown colour to compliment the dark wood of the clarinet. The flex exits discreetly from the base.
The lamp is shown here with one of our limited edition (100) Fanfare shades from the Literati Collection. Please note that the price is for the lamp only - all shades are sold separately therefore please visit our Lampshade Collections for different shade designs and prices.
Dimensions height 72cm, base diameter 20cm
Utopia's Unexpected Lights
All Utopia's lights are unique and handmade from interesting antiques and finds in our studios in North Norfolk . 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 and retro-style chains, whilst having the peace of mind that your light is safe, having been completely wired/rewired by experts using modern fittings.
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