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1925

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

1971

  • We acquired this object.

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Floor Lamp, ca. 1930

This is a Floor lamp. It was manufactured by Marius-Ernest Sabino. It is dated ca. 1930 and we acquired it in 1971. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Mrs. John Alden Carpenter, a socially active decorator whose husband was a prominent musician, created a new design for Austro-Hungarian-born Elizabeth Arden’s "Salon de Beauté". She used standing lamps with feathery molded glass shades by the Italian-born French designer Marius-Ernest Sabino, whose lamps also decorated the Ile de France ocean liner.

This object was donated by Elizabeth Arden. It is credited Gift of Elizabeth Arden.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Drawing, Floor Lamp
  • 37.7 x 31.3 cm (14 7/8 x 12 1/4 in.).
  • Gift of Ellen Gustav Jensen.
  • 1956-47-37

Its dimensions are

H x W (with glass leaves): 176.1 x 33 cm (5 ft. 9 5/16 in. x 13 in.) H x W (without glass leaves): 168.2 x 33 cm (5 ft. 6 1/4 in. x 13 in.)

It is signed

Sabino, Paris. Depose 4590

Cite this object as

Floor Lamp, ca. 1930; Manufactured by Marius-Ernest Sabino ; H x W (with glass leaves): 176.1 x 33 cm (5 ft. 9 5/16 in. x 13 in.) H x W (without glass leaves): 168.2 x 33 cm (5 ft. 6 1/4 in. x 13 in.); Gift of Elizabeth Arden; 1971-25-3-a/e

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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