Stained Glass Table Lamp - Pagoda Series

BASE
The wooden base features Asian accents in the mood of a Pagoda. The feet and the neck are mahogany. The shade arms and the curved supports are quartersawn beech. The finish is hand mixed and hand rubbed shellac over a honey colored stain. The surface is silky but not glossy. Mortise and tenon joinery is used throughout - sliding dovetails are used where the curved supports connect to the neck.

SHADE
The stained glass panels are made from Kokomo Opalescent glass including Iridescent glass. The beautiful and irregular glass grain patterning is different in every sheet of glass. The glass is bordered with solid copper edging and includes subtle curves. The copper border and the copper lines of the glass design are antiqued and buffed.

The glass design is adapted from a wall sconce in the Robert Blacker House in Pasadena - designed by architects Greene and Greene.

HARDWARE
The hardware is top quality solid cast brass with a copper extension to lift the bulb hub to the correct height. The hardware is antiqued and buffed to be consistent with the antiqued copper elements of the glass panels. The finial is yellowish opal colored polished stone.

ELECTRICAL
The lamp comes equipped with four 40 watt incandescent lamps and a six foot gold colored cord covered with woven rayon in the style of antique lamps. Each of the four bulbs is controlled with its own pullchain, so the lamp can be used for reading with all four bulbs lighted, for decorative effect with three (or two) bulbs lighted, and for a night light with a single bulb lighted.

The bulbs can be replaced with energy-efficient CFL bulbs like the ones shown in the detail photo.

DO NOT USE more than 4 x 40 watts (160 watts total) to avoid damage to the glass panels.

Dimensions: 18" wide x 18" deep x 26" high

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