The Aurora lamp is a product of my love for American Arts & Crafts style. The lamp is available in quarter sawn white oak or antiqued cherry. The central post is laminated in 4 sections, separated by ebonized inlay. This piece is then hand shaped. The neck cap and base are turned.
I am now making the Aurora lamp with Pagoda shade in a larger size. The large lamp stands 29 1/2" tall to the top of the shade, with the shade measuring 17" wide (21 1/2" diagonally). It's available in fumed oak, and ebonized or antique cherry. An optional "S" lamp cluster can hold 2 bulbs up to 100 watts each for maximum light output.
Both the conical and pagoda shades are equally at home on this lamp. Panels can either be light (alkyd) or amber (shellac) mica. The amber panel is the traditional and recommended choice. The pagoda shade in mica can hold a 50-150 watt 3-way bulb—the conical mica shade uses a 30-100 watt bulb. An "S" shaped lamp cluster is also available.
Both the oak and cherry lamps are colored using traditional chemical processes that change the wood. The white oak lamp uses an ammonia fuming process. The cherry lamp is treated with a chemical mordant that deepens the wood color. The resulting color can range from one similar to that of a deep copper patina to an ebonized black with good grain character, and is a good choice on an oak table.
Lamps and shades are fine sanded and finished with a catalyzed lacquer for a durable finish.
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Larger size now available.