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daily drawing - a lamp on approval 
13th-Mar-2007 01:06 pm
Printperson divina

Until now we've never found quite the right hanging lamp for the kitchen. I have actually bought several lamps, only to discover they weren't right. We'd considered glass, of course. But that is 18th century style, not at all right with our 16th-century painted beams. And altogether too formal for a kitchen/dining room. And we'd considered some very contemporary things as well. Last year I finally came to the conclusion (from looking at old paintings and prints) that simple iron would be better.

Last week, V B, who has a old/secondhand furniture shop, and from whom we bought our sideboards, phoned and said he had found a lamp we should come and look at. We rowed over to Cannaregio in the sandolo to look at it. Though a bit more ornate than I was expecting, we liked it so we brought the lamp back with us in the boat.

It is right. The cut out, enameled shapes of the leaves and flowers work well with the stenciled designs on the beams.

It has to be rewired, so we are bringing it back this afternoon.

When I have more time, and when we get the lamp back, I'll get around to draw how it looks in the room.
13th-Mar-2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
That's a handsome lamp. The oak leaves decorating it are thematically appropriate too.
14th-Mar-2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
It is lovely, and I can see how it would work in the space. Will you be hanging it over the kitchen table?
14th-Mar-2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, it will go over the kitchen table. It may be a few weeks before we get it up, however, since we need to get an electrician to come.
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