Cathedral Window

Cathedral Window


The Cathedral Window lamp was inspired by the Rose Window at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.  This majestic lamp hosts a handmade silk shade that sits atop a 1920’s Art Deco lamp base.

The shade lining is hand-dyed silk charmeuse, which has been directionally streak-dyed to give the gentle illusion of stained-glass light beams.  Next, a layer of harlequin patterned silk shantung in luxurious gold adds elegance and texture.  The front panel is a silk replica of the Rose Window, which rests recessed from the lamp face, which is netted in hexagonal gold honeycomb silk veiling.  The outer façade is trimmed with a stunning multicolored antique French embroidered lace. The finishing trims are fine vintage European metal lace in varying patterns and sizes.

The Cathedral Window beadwork is a delight to behold, being calm by day, and vibrant at night.  Hundreds of tiny beads (hand strung) into elaborate cutwork bronze tubes mirror the patterns of the window panel, creating a stained-glass experience. Czech crystals and detailed bronze metal beads bring harmony and balance to the strands.

The lamp base is a stunning 1920’s parlor sized Art Deco find, with a Vaseline glass orb, footed base and double pull chain sockets. New hardware including the socket fixture, cord and internal wiring have been installed by a certified electrician using new UL listed parts.


Lamp is 50 inches from floor to finial, base is 8” x 8” square with cutouts.

Shade is 18’ wide, 15” tall (with 4” of beads) and 11” deep

Shade can be sold separately.

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