When I shop a market or trade fair, I typically take time only for what is new, not something that has been around for a year or so. But when I saw a collection of lamps at Julian Chichester while at the High Point furniture market, I had to make an exception.
This company offered fabulous table lamps made from solid wood rollers which once printed wallpaper. A New York factory was the source of rollers that were used from 1910 to the 1930¹s and have been gathering dust since the 1950¹s. Julian Chichester cleaned and restored them, ensuring that details such as pattern names and job numbers were retained along with etched or metal carved patterns which were originally crafted by hand. The result pairs the incredible craftsmanship of a bygone era with today¹s need for authenticity, connecting with the past, and being good stewards of the earth.