Antique Lighting from The Drawing Room




# 4248. Shown is a companion chandelier to item number 3762. As described: . . . In 1910 Russian Artist and set designer (for Diaghilev's Ballet Russe), Leon Bakst, influenced international society and the applied arts with his barbaric exoticism for the ballet Scheherazade. Oriental filigree lamps became all the rage which were also well suited to the new luxury of electricity. This fanciful iron filigree example is of American manufacturer and dates from that period. Size: 29" wide and 47" tall to the top of the pipe. In a recent article in NEST { Winter 2003} titled "The Most Indian House in America" by David Petrovsky, Lockwood de Forest { 1850 - 1932 } and his influence on taste is discussed. The exotic lines of this fixture certainly reflect thematically de Forest's design concepts. This chandelier would have been at home in a de Forest designed interior. Condition: this chandelier has been totally restored; the surface cleaned, and primed and painted, fitted for electricity and new opalescent gas and electric shades have been added. Minor losses. From a private collector in Newport Rhode Island and we believe that (originally because both were from the same are in Newport ) both probably were used in the same home in Newport. Price: $4,950.00


















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