A little history for the original handcrafted lighting Game Set and Match
The majority of historians agree that Lawn Tennis has its origin in Jeu de Paume(game of the hand or hand ball). In 1415, following the Battle of Agincourt, Charles, Duke of Orléans was imprisoned for two decades in England. On the occasion of this captivity at Wingfield in Norfolk, the duke introduced to England the game of palm that he practiced almost daily. Four centuries later, the descendant of Wingfield’s squire, Walter Clopton Wingfield, invents tennis by adapting the game of palm on grass. Tennis in England is called Lawn Tennis.
It was in 1877 that the dimensions of the tennis court were defined and it was at this time that the Lawn Tennis measure tape appeared. Most often it was sold with a complete kit (rackets, net, the wooden poles…) and anyone, with a fairly large lawn, could install a tennis court.
The tape presented on this luminaire is in brass and dates back to the 1900-1910s. At that time a lot of tape indicated the measurements on the case with a label. Here, the dimensions are directly engraved on the case. Moving the wheel varies the lights dim and scrolls the footage (in inches and feet). A switch on the power cord illuminate the interior of the luminaire, in particular the case and the footage.
In addition to highlighting the vintage style of your home, this lamp will bring a fun touch that will leave no one unmoved.