Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Introducing our new Art Deco lantern, hanging proudly in our hallway at home (although you can't really see the hallway - the lamp looks as if it's hovering like a sort of ghostly 1920s spaceship). Anyway, we bought this beautifully crafted specimen from a British family of traders whilst we were at the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts back in September (for our Fox and Flyte windows at Club Monaco). The irony of us wanting to buy an enormous lantern from the only British sellers amongst a never-ending sea of American dealers, when all of us were 3,500 miles from home was quite brilliant. Nevertheless, we got a deal on the lantern there and then, and had it shipped from the US back to the UK. We got around to picking it up from the family's warehouse in Derbyshire a couple of weeks ago, and after a quick rewiring, here it is, in all its Deco glory. We've been on a long and interesting journey with this lamp, but as soon as we saw it, we knew that we had to have it!