Scagliola Table Lamps
A beautifully and authentically made 18th Century style Scagliola Tuscan column lamp.
From the Italian scaglia, meaning “chips”, Scagliola was developed in 17th Century Tuscany and used extensively, particularly in ‘Sienna’, to decorate churches and palaces where it was prized for its richness and warmth.
Easily mistaken for natural marble and just as durable, creating scagliola is a highly specialised skill requiring historical knowledge and technical excellence to produce columns, sculptures and other architectural elements.
Our lamps are made traditionally; a light weight internal wooden lath structure is applied with a hand-coloured plaster like scagliola substance, mixing textures and colours to create a coarse and lumpy object that only the craftsman himself knows will resemble fine marble or stone once cut and polished. It’s truly an art!
Available now in ‘Sienna’, ‘Porphyry’ and ‘Swedish Green’ set on a square timber base with a gesso finish.
Wired with a silk flex and BC bulb fitting.