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1922

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1932

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Table Lamp, c. 1927

This is a table lamp. It was manufactured by La Maison Desny. It is dated c. 1927. Its medium is glass and nickel-plated metal.

La Maison Desny was founded by designers M. Desnet and René Nauny. Their work was characterized by severe and often symmetrical geometric forms, as in this architectural table lamp with a pitched glass shade. In addition to executing mass-produced products, the Parisian firm received custom commissions.

It is credited Private Midwest collection.

  • Table Lamp, ca. 1935
  • turned aluminum, brass, molded bakelite.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2016-5-14
  • Table Lamp, 1933
  • chrome-plated steel, brass.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2015-41-11

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

  • Lamp
  • 38.5 x 16.5 x 18.5 cm (15 3/16 x 6 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.).
  • Gift of Mrs. Paul Dahlstrom.
  • 1978-7-3

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 25.4 × 20.3 × 12.7 cm (10 × 8 × 5 in.)

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

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