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Vintage Carved Wood Metamorphic Lotus Flower Table Lamp


An extremely unusual metamorphic table lamp with a carved base and double-layered flower head which opens and closes to reveal the lamp. The section immediately below the petals rotates and acts as the mechanism to allow the head to open and close.  Below this there a three carved open flower heads and another three buds, and lower still a carved base comprised of more buds and leaves with an opening for the flex.

The petals are all present and the head opens and closes as it should. One of the petals is a replacement of a missing original piece and there have been some repairs to the petals over time, but neither is noticeable except under close inspection.  The original bulb holder has been replaced with a smaller one – one that allows the head to be fully closed with an appropriately sized bulb – and the lamp has been rewired with a modern inline switch on suitably vintage-looking plaited flex. As with all electricals, a PAT test is recommended before use in your environment.  There are some minor signs of age and wear to the petals, minor losses to shape, but otherwise it is sound and there are no breaks or cracks to the carving in general.

The lamp measures approximately 41cm (16 in.) in height when closed, with the the bulb holder being approximately 28cm (11 in.). The base measures approximately 15cm (6 in.) in diameter.  When fully opened the head measures apprxoimately 30 cm (12 in.) in diameter.


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