24 1 ⁄ 4 "
46 1 ⁄ 4 "
8 1 ⁄ 2 "

The Grand Tour Reading Lamp

Handmade to order, lead time: 2-3 weeks


There is something about a floor lamp that feels quite special, the notion of sitting in a dark room reading a book with just the glow of a lamp shining down on the pages is ridiculously romantic. The beautiful claret cotton twisted cord and the black painted and crackled base of this lamp are features that really do make it feel very grand and from another era.

This light includes:

  • a creamware ceramic shade
  • a tubular brass frame and base
  • an articulated E26 lampholder with cuff
  • a black in-line switch, 1.5 feet from the base
  • 10 feet of burgundy twisted flex cord
  • a black three pin mains plug

Bulb not included - 60W recommended.

The Grand Tour Collection

We love this remarkable time in history, a kind of prelude to the slightly less exotic ‘gap year’ of today.

What an experience a young gentleman would have in the late 17th to early 19th century if he was from a wealthy family. He would spend several years, after his formal education was done, travelling through Europe with his entourage. Beginning in Dover and spending considerable time in Paris and Switzerland, travelling through the Alps and onto the cultural mecca of Italy. Learning languages and the importance of art and culture was the goal, bringing back marble statues, paintings, and an eye for exotic design. Their newfound knowledge influenced the design of everything from houses to objects when they finally returned to the British Isles.

Our Grand Tour collection of lights is inspired by this fascinating time in history when unusual and unique styles merged. Sophisticated, beautifully crafted and made to reflect the importance of quality and style.