Thursday, November 21, 2013

A New Chinoiserie Treasure


Skulking around one of my favorite consignment stores on Tuesday, I spotted this gorgeous gold leaf Chinoiserie lamp. I knew it to be a reverse on glass painted and decoupage lamp from the 1940s. I scooped it up for $79 and they were so apologetic that it is missing its lamp shade. Look at two similar pairs I found on 1stdibs - one for $3,900 for the pair and the other $2,800. I think mine is by far nicer. It is 22" tall and in perfect condition. I used to decoupage and I know how much work went into this beauty.

For a lampshade, I think I'm going with a shallow drum shade in dupioni silk - a more modern and unexpected pairing that I like. I always find tall thin lamps the hardest to choose shades for. Here are the color choices below with more shots of my lamp.

1stdibs - $3,900 for the pair


1stdibs - $2,800 for the pair



Bronze


Chocolate Brown


Pistachio Green


Lipstick Red


Brick Red


Seaglass


Silver


Have a favorite color? What lampshade would you choose? I think I'm going with the silver. It's a subtle and elegant choice and will work well in the room it is going in.


Update - Lots of emails and comments on the plates - they are Chelsea House. I love the way they go with the Brunschwig & Fils Xian fabric on the stools.


13 comments:

Legal Lioness said...

Lovely and intriguing possibilities for shades. I am even more in awe of the porcelain plates on your kitchen island. Please do a blog post on them!

sharon smith said...

Wow Beth! Now that's a looker! It's those kind of treasures that can make a house look so unique and polished. I too like the luxe of the silver shade with the gold base.
Sharon
@novaraway

Karena Albert said...

Beth what a find!Silver would be perfect. I always love when you post a photo in your home, wonderful plates on the table...

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

HOUDA said...

Bonjour Beth!
Tout est exquis chez vous!Regardez ce que j'ai trouvé pour vous chez Zara Home:http://www.zarahome.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/zarahomefr/fr/zarahomefr/633516/2752001/Linge%2Bde%2BLit%2BImprime%2BPaysage%2BChinois

therelishedroost said...

that is beautiful, I love eglomise lamps and this one is a great find!!!!

Velvet said...

Great find. But that requires a great eye, it's no accident. Very nice. I have a deep fondness for the lipstick red, but you're right, I think, to choose the silver.

Linda Pakravan said...

Fabulous find! I like the drama of the red shade but I agree that you must choose what is best for the room.

Rebecca R. Dyer said...

YOU DID BETTER THAN I DID. I FOUND A FRANCIS VONTURY* SIGNED LAMP FOR $95 AT AN ESTATE SALE IN HOLLIN HILLS - FOUND AN EXACT MATCH ON 1ST DIBS FOR $2500. IT'S SO EXCITING WHEN THAT HAPPENS. AS FOR YOUR LAMP SHADE, I WOULD HAVE TO GO WITH LIPSTICK RED !

FABULOUS FIND!

*PREMIER ARCHITECTURAL CERAMICIST OF POST MODERN ERA.

Leslie at Lekalia Interiors said...

There is nothing more satisfying that finding a deal like that! Gorgeous lamp!! What a treasure!!!

Andrea said...

What a find, Beth! Congratulations, your lamp is beautiful!! You know bargains make me giddy. :)

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

linda said...

That is a beaut for sure! Love your style and your fabulous blog!
-linda,ny

Jennifer.....To Bee Seated said...

the stool in the last picture is adorable!

Vickie H. said...

OMG! That lamp is INCREDIBLE! Can't wait until you get it paired with the shade. Once again, your luck is uncanny! Very pleased with this find for you!!!