U Collection: Pair of Antique Handmade Black Leather Riding Boot & Wooden Stock Table Lamps
U Collection: Pair of Antique Handmade Black Leather Riding Boot & Wooden Trees Table Lamps
Sometimes we discover an exceptional antique and find ourselves lured into rising to the challenge of transforming something more challenging into lamps. This pair of stunning handmade antique leather riding boots with their beech trees with brass tops, was such a find. The boots were made by Flack & Sons, Cambridge, for Lord Hawke at the end of the nineteenth century - the details are engraved in the brass tops.
The pair make an elegant and stylish set of table lamps that would make a great talking point in any room. The transformation into lamps has included specially made bases out of yew which were then French polished to match the tops of the wooden stocks, brass fittings including pivoting devices, so that the angle of the bulb holder can be changed to align upright, retro-style twisted black cable and black plugs. The flex exits discreetly from the back of the wooden bases.
The antiques are in great condition for their age with an interesting handmade patch repair on one leg - we've revived the leather, waxed the tree and polished the brass.
The lamps are shown here with our gold vellum fez shades. Please visit our lampshade collections for more shade designs and prices.
Dimensions height 70cm, yew base 36 x 18.5cm
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, 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.
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