Chinoiserie Pineapple Lamp
A traditional theme with an unusual design, this pineapple chinoiserie lamp is a hand-painted piece of art that represents welcome and hospitality. Use a pair to flank a sofa, or as a whimsical addition to your bedside table. 10”L x 5” dia.
Pineapples were prized in 18th-century Williamsburg as a rare and expensive treat from the West Indies. Guests appreciated them as a lavish welcome. The pineapple motif appears on many antiques in the Colonial Williamsburg collections—chased onto silver serving pieces, carved into furniture, or printed on curtains—anywhere the prickly, sweet fruit could suggest gracious living.