This vintage African wood table lamp is a great example of 1950s home decor. This dark wood light has a sculpted torso of an African woman together with a tribal mask and is very unusual. It will make a great accent light in a vintage setting or in a lounge with a more modern contemporary look as an eye catching statement piece.
The technical bit-
This vintage wooden lamp dates from the 1940’s 1950’s and originates from the African Makonde people. When found this was very neglected and had been badly glued with broken securing screws. The lamp has been taken apart and sympathetically cleaned before being securely reassembled.
Carved in 3 separate sections in an African hard wood .firstly a rectangular base with concave curved corners is decorated with a repeated textured pattern.Mounted on the base is a carved torso of a woman together with the main lamps column. The column has a tribal mask carved on it.
The Makonde lived in comparative isolation in the savannah highlands prior to the 1970s. They are an ethnic group in southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique. They traditionally create African wood carvings, household objects, figures and masks and Makonde art has become part of the most important art of Africa today.
Artists use their tribal myths and fables as a source of inspiration for their breathtaking work.
Fitted with an original switched bulb holder from the same period it has been fully rewired on 3 core cable with a new plug.
Measurements 6.5” wide x 5.75” deep base x 12.25” to top of bulb holder
17cm wide x 14.5cm deep base x 31cm to top of bulb holder
For overseas buyers this can be supplied with an EU or US plug together with a bulb converter from bayonet to small Edison screw
For US buyers this lamp will be tested in a 240V to 120V stepdown voltage converter which will ensure that it will be suitable for a US supply.
Our lamps are safety checked and Pat Tested by a C&G qualified technician.
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