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"Bronze" lamp is really hand carved wood


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miraclechicken

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I have a gorgeous statue lamp that was my Grandfather's. It came from the Worlds Fair in the early 1930's. I wanted to have a go at carving it in miniature. It is hand carved Jelutong, painted in dark brown oil and finished with bronze and gold finger gilding.

 

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I had to drill through for the cord. That was a bit trying! I turned the lamp fixture from brass, aged it, then turned and threaded the screw for holding the lamp shade, and of course threaded the hole.

 

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Here is the side view detail and the inset shows the lamp lit. I know the screw is crooked, but so is my real one!!!!!

 

p.s. thanks to Elga for telling me about Metalliferous!

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ElgaKoster

The lamp is wonderful Linda, I can imagine that drilling a hole right through that thin section must have been nerve wracking!

Metalliferous...a friend here told me about it.

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Catherine Ronan

Your carving is fantastic. How nice to have a family piece in miniature.

 

I am going to send you some carving wax. I can't wait to see what you will do with it. :)

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