(Rustic Grade pictured). A beautifully crafted oak pattress (20mm thick and measuring approximately 158mm X 158mm) complete with authentic reproduction Ribbed Antique Brass Black Ceramic Dolly switches, reminiscent of times gone by. The perfect finishing touch to any room! Since the invention of electrical lighting, switches such as these were used extensively in the homes of the opulent. They provide nostalgic appeal, whilst complying with today's electrical regulations and standards (IEC60669-1, MS616 & SS227). The switches can be used for 1 or 2 way installations, and are rated up to 10 amps. Suitable for installation either directly onto a masonry/plaster wall, or to a standard electrical wall box, orientated either vertically or horizontally. If you are fitting the pattress to a 1 gang wall box you will need a 1 Gang Adapter Plate, or if you are fitting it to a 2 gang wall box you will need a 2 Gang Adapter Plate, both of which can be purchased from our store. Oak has been used for centuries due to its intrinsic strength and natural beauty, and it makes the perfect mount for electrical fittings. We use high quality kiln dried oak, in a choice of 3 different grades, Refined, Character or Rustic, allowing you to choose the level of character you desire (see the HOME page for further information). Danish oil is used to prime, seal and finish the oak, enhancing the natural character of the wood. Please be aware that the manufacturer has revised the colour of the antique brass switch to have more 'brass' than 'antique'. We think this is a major improvement to the appearance of the switch. The main picture displayed above, showing the switch on the pattress, is the old colour. The picture of the switch without the pattress is the new colour, which will be supplied.