The pineapple was a rare and expensive fruit in the colonies, and symbolized the spirit of hospitality. As such, it was a popular and recurring design motif in eighteenth century decorative arts--and still the sign of hospitality today.
The colorful floral design of the Portsmouth Pineapple is interpreted from an early nineteenth-century wallpaper in the collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The lamp features gold highlights.
Hexagon shaped lucite base. Porcelain lamp. Aged brass finished ball finial.
- 3 way switch. 100 watt bulb max.
- Shade: Empire soft back shade with single fold trim. Off white polyester fabric shade. Brass spider. 13" x 17" X 11"SH.
- Materials: porcelain
- Size: 28"H x 17" dia
- SKU: LPAS-326-07