26" Taupe Crocodile Tole Lamp with Empire Shade
Customize your table lamp with the shade and finial of your choice! This lamp comes with the finial shown, however you can add other finials to suit your mood and decor aesthetic. For assistance with placing orders, please call us at (781) 631-5555 or email us at email@example.com.
What is a hand painted tole table lamp?
Tole, also known as toleware is painted tin. It is derived from the French term, tôle peinte, which literally means "painted sheet metal", which is the same thing as what the English refer to as japanning on tin. This is a technique borrowed from the Far East that involves the application of a heavy, black lacquer finish to metal objects like serving trays, tea caddies, covered jars, candle shades and even tole shades that you might find on chandeliers and bouillotte lamps. In the mid-17th century, the Welsh towns of Pontypool and Usk discovered this method of creating a corrosion free varnish made from linseed oil, asphaltum, and burnt umber. The successful discovery of this method led to decorative painting and stenciling on tin objects as well as black lacquered or "japanned" wood furniture.
Japanning and toleware became wildly popular in Europe and America in the 19th century with artists who used lots of gilding to paint Chinoiserie scenes on trays and furniture that portrayed the European interpretation of the Far East with scenes including pagodas, gardens, tea houses, and willow trees. In America, toleware usually refers to kitchen, dining, and tableware objects created from tin, whereby folk artists often painted very colorful flower arrangements and other scenes in a variety of decorative styles.
Why should you buy this table lamp?
For those designers and home owners who appreciate colorful works of art and beauty, Dana Gibson's whimsical style and artistic lamp designs bring the utility of ambient light into your home on the body of a hand-painted tole table lamp that brings color and beauty to any room in your home.
What else should you know before you buy this table lamp?
Shade measurements and related details below are specific to the lamp shown in the first image of the picture gallery.
Please review the product details and our shipping and returns policies. While we warranty that these items will arrive free of damage or defects, there are rules to follow when making a warranty claim. We encourage our customers to read our Warranty Policy before making their purchase.
Weights and Measurements
26"H x 16"W x 16"D
Lamp Body Dimensions
13"H x 6"W x 6"D
Shade Top Diameter
Shade Bottom Diameter
Features and Specifications
Table Lamp Shape
Footed Square with Cut Corners
Table Lamp Material
Table Lamp Color(s)
Taupe, White, Gold
Table Lamp Color Pattern
Taupe Crocodile Print
Lamp Base Material
Lamp Base Finish/Color
Number of Lights
Recommended Bulb Shape
Recommended Bulb Type
Incandescent or LED
Required Bulb Base
Maximum Wattage per Bulb
On/Off Interior - Turn Knob
Shade Fitter Type
Shade Fitter Style
Shade Fitter Finish
WARNING: Never use ammonia-based cleaning agents to clean any part of this lamp. These agents can cause gold paint and gilding to fade.
When cleaning a painted tole lamp body, use only a non-abrasive damp cloth, preferably a microfiber towel or lint-free cloth. Dampen the cloth with warm water and wipe down the lamp body. When cleaning the socket and hardware, be sure to unplug the lamp before cleaning.
Hardback shades are not washable. To clean the hardback shade, only use a dry, soft microfiber towel or lint-free cloth and wipe down gently until all noticeable dust and dirt is removed.
Supplier Approved Use
Country of Origin
PROP 65 WARNING for California Residents
This product might expose you to chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/
Shipping and Returns
LIMITED WARRANTY ON SHIPPING DAMAGE OR DEFECTS
Room Tonic warranties that all items will be delivered free of damage or defects.
Should any damage occur during shipping, customer must inform Room Tonic's Customer Service within three business days of delivery and customer must take photographs or video to illustrate the damages with the product in place and unremoved from the original packaging. Images and/or video must be sent to Room Tonic Customer Service upon request.
If any defects are discovered or observed, customer must inform Room Tonic's Customer Service within three business days of delivery and customer must take photographs or video of such defects and send them to Room Tonic Customer Service upon request.
Room Tonic will inform you if return shipping is required, in which case the product must be re-packed in the original packaging and a prepaid shipping label will be provided to you. Upon receipt of the returned item, a replacement will be shipped to you. In the event that such item is out of stock, Room Tonic will issue a full refund.
About the Brand
Known for her fearless use of color, Dana delights and inspires the artist in each of us. In the 1990's her wares lined shelves at Neiman Marcus, Bendels and Saks Fifth Avenue. Every season brought something new and refreshing to the fore.
In her hands, centuries old tradition are made modern and relevant today. Ancient ikats, Chinese vases, painterly florals and ogees are rendered in bold strokes and infused with a distinctly modern sensibility. These are products that will stand the test of time.