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How the Leopard got His Spots Velvet Lampshade

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Design Notes

Our stunning 'How the Leopard Got His Spots' velvet by linocut artist Alexis Snell  is now available as a striking lampshade and cushion.

With its distinctive jungle pattern of plush leaves and leaping leopards this fabric has been taken from a hand print and retains all the character of the original.

“I like things that are a bit dark and strange and I'm always drawn to a good story. A flea market, a late night drunken conversation, an old advert or a matchbox might get me thinking about a new idea." - Alexis Snell

'How the Leopard got his Spots' complements both contemporary and period settings and has been featured in Elle Decoration ,Homes and Gardens and Livingetc magazines.

Thank you to our wonderful customer Silson Contemporary Art Gallery in Harrogate for allowing us to take photographs.

The lampshade is hand made in England to a high standard and suitable for bulbs up to 60W. We used fabric lighting cable for our pendant lights from Dowsing and Reynolds.

Please select whether you require a shade for a pendant light or a lamp base, see technical information for sizes.

Technical Information

Collection: Alexis Snell
Design Name: How the Leopard got His Spots
Sizes: Medium (30cm diameter x 21cm height), Large (40cm diameter x 25cm height)
Fitting: Supplied with an E27 shade ring and an E14 ring converter to fit UK and European lamps
Bulb: Maximum 60W 

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We aim to dispatch orders within 1-2 working days of receiving them. Please send us a message with your order if you have any special requests regarding delivery dates and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Orders under £250 -  £5.95 tracked next day delivery by DHL

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We recommend that customers order samples before purchasing goods as although we try our best to make sure that our online images are accurate as possible it's best to view colours and textures in the environment they will be used in.

On receipt, please check that the fabric/wallpaper delivered is what you had ordered.
We are confident you will be delighted with your purchase. However, if for any reason you are not completely satisfied we are happy to offer a refund on all goods returned to us within 28 days from dispatch, provided they are in the original packaging (where applicable), unused and in a re-saleable condition. To arrange a return please contact us at or call 0113 4503639.

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