The Dressmakers Floor Lamp


A dressmaker is a person who makes custom clothing for women, such as evening gowns. They are also called a mantua-maker (historically) or a modiste. MacKenzie-Childs has built upon the idea of a simple dressmaker’s form and has created a unique, functional work of art. The Dressmaker’s Lamp is a phenomenal statement piece that encompasses the idea of a clothier’s manikin “dressed” in MacKenzie-Childs famous Courtly Check pattern “blouse”, Aurora landscape “skirt” and accessorized with MacKenzie-Child’s jewelry. This measures 74 1/2″ tall by 18 1/2″ at the base. Composed of steel, brass, copper, glass beads, mirror, leather, ceramic, silk, canvas, fabrics, wood, enamel paint, artists’ colors, and lacquer. 40-watt, 1890 Edison antique-style bulb included. Vintage-style dress form is meticulously outfitted from head to toe with handcrafted details: a translucent wire-form lampshade; terra cotta and mirror shards; gold-tone passementerie necklace with beads, chains, and charms; hand-painted landscape mural and Courtly Check®s; floral decals; brass nailhead trim and dotted glass-bead fringe; and stainless steel skirt form with Argentina tassels. Sturdy base is brass, and a songbird on a Cheltenham ball crowns the shade.


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