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Portland Basebed Square Lamp with Black Lampshade


Portland Basebed square lamp with black douppion silk lampshade, braided cable, complementary antique brass fittings and an embedded mason’s mark of authentication.

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  • Description

    The bold shape of the lamp base draws your attention to the beauty of the natural stone, which is always Ian’s priority when designing. Stone is an incredibly tactile material and should be equally pleasing to the touch and to the eye.

    Each block of British stone is specially selected then is skilfully hand-worked and finished by our stonemasons, thus ensuring the absolute finest quality of craftsmanship. The chamfer to the front softens yet accentuates the design, while also creating a shadow. The finished stone is hand-honed and sealed giving a surprisingly warm feel.

    We have paid close attention to detail, finishing the lamp with a braided cable, complementary antique brass fittings and our mason’s mark of authentication, a solid bronze coin, set into the back of the base.

    Subtle variations in the stone and the fabric of the handmade, bespoke, silk shades guarantee that every lamp is unique.

  • Technical Info


  • Finest Material

    British Stone – Portland Basebed

    Portland Basebed is a consistent white/grey limestone from the Portlandian formation.

    Used throughout London buildings for centuries this is the oldest and therefore the cleanest of the Portland beds having very little evidence of fossils.

    With its clean and simple beauty, Basebed remains very popular.

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    Thank you for your interest. Please complete, if you would like a sample of the stone and/or shade silk.

    However, stone is a natural material and variance in texture and colour does occur. At Ian Knapper we take every care to ensure stone consistency, we consider this to be part of the natural beauty of stone, as no one piece will be identical.

    The shade material is natural silk douppion. Silk is the most luxurious fibre in the world. The weaving and knitting of the fabric contains minor variations and irregularities. These are characteristics of fine silk yarn which gives the fabric its lustre and texture and should not be treated as defects.

    If the stone we have specified is not suitable then you may wish to commission us to produce your lamp in an alternative stone. Please contact us to discuss the options.

  • Trade

    We are able to offer a lower price to clients wishing to purchase five or more lamps, in any combination of designs and stone. Please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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