Pine Burl Table Lamps with Hand Painted Shades
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John Gallis of Norseman Designs West hand-selected each burl and twist of this Rocky Mountain juniper to complete this complimentary set of table lamps. He has hand carved, sanded, and oiled the juniper and their oval-shaped pine bases to a point where they glow from within. The hand-painted rawhide shades glow both lit and unlit due to the sunset scene in orange and pumpkin red, with iconic silhouettes of a cowboy on horseback. Relive your long day in the saddle alongside the warm light of these Molesworth-inspired table lamps.
A native New Yorker, John has been fashioning custom furniture for many years. Although he started a lucrative career building custom cabinetry at Bloomingdales, his heart wasn’t in it, and he moved to Cody, WY. He worked for a local furniture maker in town, then eventually opened Norseman Designs West where he began building his own line of award-winning high-end western furniture. He combines the simple honesty of Shaker-style furniture with the flowing curves of Art Nouveau. Wood, his favorite medium, is warm and forgiving, and each different species of wood has their own smell and characteristics like people. John enjoys working and incorporating different textures in his pieces. He gains inspiration from nature, and by looking at the work of old masters, from Shaker to Stickley, Art Nouveau to Molesworth. May was a great month for John, he received the Mountain Living Award for lifetime achievement in western furniture design and celebrated the birth of his children and grandchildren.