This Arts and Crafts piece features a shade with flowering tree pattern, handcrafted from genuine art glass in hues of amber, wine, steel blue and hunter green. The wood base has geometric iron accents, adding to its natural, earthy, organic style.
Sometime around 1905 one of America's premier Prairie style architect's was trying to resolve a commission given him by the son of a great railroad baron. The young man wanted a floor lamp that would easily fit into his new Carolina Blue Mountains hunting lodge, but not be 'too rustic'. The architect's creative genius was temporarily blocked so he decided to take a walk in the high Carolina forests surrounding the acreage the lodge was being built on. As so often happens inspiration was found and the architect sketched simple design of light amber art glass decorated only with a blossoming tree bough. The timeless understated design became known as Grove Park as has been reproduced countless times over the last 100-years. Quoizel's new reproduction features 240 pieces of high quality hand rolled art glass both copper foiled and hand leaded. Keeping the 'tree' theme they placed Oak Wood both at the top and bottom portions of the fortress style 4-square base. The wood is finished in a Medium Oak and the base metalwork finished in a slightly gold-toned Bronze. 60" tall, 17" square shade, 2 x 100-watts for great reading light.