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Ballast table lamp (short)

Ballast table lamp (short)


Felled in Western Australia in the 1800s, the Jarrah wood used in this collection made its way to Ireland as ballast on emptied prison ships. This “Swan River Mahogany” found its second life as a Steam Age railway sleeper in a far-flung corner of rural Ireland. These salvaged hardwood lamps were milled from the few remaining Jarrah sleepers we managed to track down. 


The lamps in this collection are simultaneously soft and architectural with their hand-sanded rounded edges and copper stems. The extraordinary hues in this ancient salvaged timber are accentuated by the contrasting bright copper boat nails. 


The pear shaped bulb is encased in a handcut frame of ancient Jarrah and sits on a copper stem.   The fittings are brass, aged to give a vintage feel and tThe lamp is finished with a twisted, braided cord and a black on/off switch.