Historical Design with the Contemporary Energy of Graffiti
Our Twig lamp is a loose, casual take on bold European faux bois painted finishes. The hand painted wood grain has an exaggerated end-on-end pattern like that you might find on wood block floors. Certain design touchstones are code for decoration connoisseurship and bringing the outdoors in. Faux bois is one of those signifiers of evergreen chic.
Faux Bois Decorations are an Eloquent Wink
Faux bois is one of those high-low design favorites that establishes ambience by requiring the suspension of disbelief. To many, faux bois painting is a knowing shorthand for love of design history, graphic impact and the great outdoors.It is also the naturally graphic art of make-believe.
Affection for faux bois painting expresses a love of nature that predates the Pharaohs. Early examples of faux bois wood grain painting trace to third-dynasty Egypt. Other examples show up in Pompeii and Herculaneum before crossing the globe to China's Yongzheng Emperor (1723-1735).Even if faux bois isn't your thing, the tradition and craft deserve regard and respect.
True, Hand-Painted Porcelain Vitrified at 2200 Degrees F
True porcelain is kilned at 2200-2600 degrees F, which alchemizes the color and base.High heat makes kaolin clay smooth, strong, hard, translucent, white and resistant to environmental challenges. High-fired artisan porcelain is a timeless design classic. Product Details:
- Hand Painted Faux Bois Porcelain
- Blue and White Wood Grain Pattern
- High Fire Kaolin Vitrified at 2200-2600 degrees F
- Socket Type A-E26 (3-Way)
- 150 Watt Max
- Gold Cord
- Gold Leaf Wood Base
- Matching Finial
- 17 Inch Paper Shade
General Information on Cleaning and Care
Dust and dirt are the enemy of clear, like-new, finishes. The best way to keep your purchase looking its best is to clean it frequently with a dry cloth. Beyond this general advice, follow these basics for years of beautiful use:
- Keep purchases dust-free. Blot stains and liquids. When you need deeper cleaning, use a lightly damp cloth.
- Keep your purchase in a stable temperature and away from direct sun.
- Do not use any caustic chemicals or abrasives. Stay away from harsh cleaners like alcohol, acetone or ammonia. Only use glass cleaner on glass.
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Freight shipments come with some customer expectations to keep the insurance on your order valid. Higher service levels are available (called white-glove delivery), at higher costs. Freight shipments are more of a business-to-business than business-to-consumer experience and trucking can be more rough and tumble than many consumers expect.
Delivery times for in-stock merchandise are usually under 3 weeks to your door. These dates include 7-10 business days for order processing to leave the managed warehouse and 2-7 business days on a truck to reach your delivery location.
Basic Service Level Agreement
Our basic shipping level agreement with the freight company