85 x55 40 cm
Antique wooden prosthetic legs
Patience is a unique floor lamp made from base mounted antique wooden prosethetic legs.
The legs are thought to have been made around 1915 in Roehampton, London, at Queen Mary’s Hospital. Between 1914 and 1921 over 41,000 British soldiers lost at least one limb as a result of their injuries in battle. Queen Mary’s Hospital was set up in order to deal with the vast number of men awaiting limbs, arms and legs were made on-site in the basement and in huts.