I am a big fan of the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, which is the view or thought of finding beauty in the "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". The repair in this antique French Baker's Sifter is exactly that and I wanted to highlight it in my lamp design. The base came from Louisiana, is cast iron and was used in building to brace or hold up 4x4's (note the four little raised nubs in each corner). I finished it with recycled brass and rewired a vintage brass "Fat Boy" socket shell with a new switch & cardboard inserts.
My lamps are created using vintage parts but new switches, wire, and plugs. The wire is a restoration grade nylon cloth covered wire that is not UL Listed. Do not exceed a 60-watt bulb in this lamp.
Approximate Measurements: 19" tall x 6.75" x 6.75" base