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Chrome and Lucite Chandeliers and Table Lamps
Decorative Arts from 1920 - 1970
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A Copper and Iron Sculpture titled "Copper Flambe". In the style of John Chamberlain. Size: base is 19" x 19" x 22". The entire sculpture is 63" tall. The flambe section is copper mounted on a steel rod which is supported by a heavy steel pyramid base. The entire sculpture weighs about 100 lbs. The steel pyramid base is rusted and the copper 'flambe' has a strong patina from years outside. Price: $7,500.00.
# 4595. An Art Deco Sideboard / Bar. Macassar (Ebony). Circa 1925-30. Either French or English. Imported from England several decades ago. Size: 84.75" across; 20.75" deep at the deepest; 34" tall to the top of the mid level, serving area; 70.75" tall to the top of the cabinet. This cabinet combines bar and dining sideboard in the same functional design. Ample storage space for glasses, linens, silver, table cloths and of course liquor bottles. Adjustable shelves. The center door folds down to provide and area for mixing cocktails (mirrored back inside of bar area). This is an extremely heavy sideboard: this form of ebony is very dense and weighty. Comes apart in an upper and lower section. Highly figures grain patterning across the entire front of the cabinet. The sides are also figured. Condition: minor scuffs consistent with use and age. Only one key to operate the center bar area. The top side cabinets, thought they have key escutcheons, there are no locks. The other doors have locks (though no keys). There are five pull out drawers (two on the left with felt divided partitions / three on the right). A real showstopper in mass and design. Unmarked. Price: $7,500.00.
Item # 4112. An Italian Art Glass lamp. Murano: from the workshop of Archimede Seguso. The pattern is Bullicante. Size: the glass section is 25" tall with the lamp to the top of the shade holder being 38" tall; the base is 12" across. Mounted on a wood base. Condition: no fractures, breaks or losses to the glass; the wood base has two line fractures on the edge. This lamp weighs approximately 26 lbs. We have not taken the lamp apart, we suspect that it comes apart in two or three sections. From a Newport Rhode Island Bellevue Avenue home. The last image shows a photo from the Leslie Pina book about Archimede Seguso: page 71 describing an adventurine and bullicante pattern vase with seed-shaped air bubbles. The size and weight of this lamp prohibits us from packing and shipping this item; however we can deliver this lamp to a reputable local packer shipper where our responsibility from its packing and shipping stops and then it is your responsibiliy to enter into a contract with the shipper\and of course, you may pick up this lamp in person from our gallery . Price $5,500.00.
# 4632. A needle work rendering of an owl of which the original was executed by Bernard Buffet in 1969. Of the era. Frame size: 26.5" x 31". Needle work size 21" x 25.5". Condition: bright, no losses, framed with a period canvas wrapped frame. The needle work is hand wrought as shown on the detailed reverse side of the art. Price: $850.00.
# 4799. A decorated chest. Circa 1935-40. Painted with classical Italian landscapes / marbelized wood top. Size: 72" long / 18.5" deep and 34.5" tall. Two top drawers / two center doors opening to storage space and two shallow doors (one on either side). The doors lock. Condition: scuffing and chipping to the marbled surface consistent with use and age. Price: $2,750.00.
# 5155. A Majolica Glazed Terra-cotta figural ashtray. 1920's. The image could have been designed to represent a caricature of Josephine Baker. Size: 10" wide x 8.5" tall. The bowl is about 5.5" diameter. The colors are Black, Orange, Yellow and Turquoise; all very Art Deco colors. Though it does not show distinctly, the large beads around the neck of the figure are bright yellow. Marked in the underside (which is unglazed) Komlos Made in Hungary. We have had this figure a couple of times in the past, but they are getting more difficult to find. Condition: a base edge flake about the size of a thumbnail in the front which has been glued back on. Price: $1,250.00.
# 5026. We have a matched set of four (4) Art Deco chandeliers. Size: 33" tall and 16" wide at the widest. The glass shades are app. 10" across and 17" tall. Country of origin: unknown. Age: circa 1935. Material: nickel plated iron and glass. Condition: minor rust to the metalwork: with careful attention, the metal can be restored / the glass shades are in excellent condition with no cracks. These chandeliers probably had a commercial application in either a movie palace a restaurant or department building. It is unusual to be able to offer four identical examples. These fixtures have been rewired using the original light sockets. Price for each light is: $850.00. Sold as a collection or separately.There is only one of these lights available now
# 4842. An Italian (designed) Modern Chrome and Lucite Chandelier: Bravura Cartesian Chandelier by Sciolari. Size: 24" x 24"; 8 lights. Very representative of the Bertoia look. Condition: minor scuffs consistent with use and age and six tiny chrome endcap are missing from the horizontal struts. Price: $1,250.00.
Item # 304. A single "Candle holder". Size: 7.5" tall. Very heavy cast / probably solid ceramic. This unmarked modernist form is att to the Zsolnay Factory (there are very faint factory appearing marks in the recessed area on the underside) and was purchase from a private home in Budapest several years ago. Circa: 1960. The form is att. to Anatal Gazder. A rough finish underglaze has an ancient rough stone surface which is covered with a green Eosin Glaze with gold Eosin highlights. The high relief decorations are repeated on opposite sides. The relief is app. 1/3" thick. There is a recessed round area in the top to support a candle. The form is so strong that it stands on its own as a sculpture. We know of no other example. Condition: without problems. Price: $1,500.00
# 3700. Another example of Zsolnay production ca. 1959. The Glaze technique was designed by Gabriella Törzsök. No form number and no factory mark. 12¾" tall. Good condition. $600.00
# 4172. A small Zsolnay charger in the Modern Style, c. 1962. 9½" diameter. Zsolnay Factory mark on the back. Stylized fish against a hand painted black background. Rare. Condition very good. $500.00
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