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Kurt Versen American Art Deco Floor Lamp

This American Art Deco floor lamp was designed by Kurt Versen (1889 – 1943) for Lightolier, Jersey City, NJ. In 1930. The shade is polished Aluminum. The lamp is chromed brass. It is pictured in The Machine Age in America 1918 – 1941, New York, 1986 on page 319. With the shade up it’s 61 1/8” high and 56 ½” with the shade down. The shade is 14” in diameter. It is in excellent condition and rewired and I’m proud to be able to offer it to our clients. Ric Emmett, author of American Art Deco Furniture, wrote the following about a similar lamp we had on our website several years ago: “This American art deco floor lamp was designed by Kurt Versen (1889 – 1943) for Lightolier and is of polished copper and metal and has an enameled metal shade which swings up for indirect lighting. Similar lamps are pictured in the November 1934 issue of Art & Decoration and his advertisements in 1935. A similar lamp is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. The lamp stands 55 ½ high with the shade in the down position.” This lamp will be included in Ric’s new book, American Art Deco Lighting due for release in October 2017.

American Art Deco Floor Lamp

No, it’s not by Donald Deskey! This American art deco floor lamp is from the 1930’s and shares the top superstructure with Deskey’s famous floor lamp. This lamp starts off with a domed chrome base with two chrome bars on a raised black disc. An ebonized ball is held in place with two chrome mounts. A black enameled shaft supports the aforementioned superstructure from which is suspended the original textured shade. The lamp has been rewired and is in excellent original condition and is 58 1/2" tall.

Kurt Versen ”Flip” Lamp

This American art deco floor lamp/torchiere was designed by Kurt Versen (1889 – 1943) dates from the 1930’s and performs the function of two lamps. The top bowl flips down for use as a reading light. The light is of polished aluminum protected by clear lacquer. With Versen’s signature offset standard on base, the lamp measures 62” high as a torchiere and 56 ½” high as a reading lamp.

Pair Von Nessen Torchieres

This pair of American art deco nickel on brass and steel torchieres was designed by Walter Von Nessen (1889 – 1943) and manufactured by the Miller Lamp Company in the 1930’s. The two stage top is echoed in the flaring top of the foot. The lamps have been replated and rewired and stand 66” high.

Edgar Brandt Floor Lamp

A very rare French art deco floor lamp by Edgar Brandt (1880 – 1960), and Daum Freres. The body in hand wrought iron and bronze bears the tag “E. Brandt, France”. The globe is a tour de force of the glassmaker’s art. Blown in heavy blue and green mottled glass, the globe has interclarier decorations of white clouds and hot impressed yellow flowers with white centers. The glass is signed “Daum Nancy” with the Cross of Lorraine. The lamp measures 49” high and 16 ½” diameter. It has been rewired for American electricity.

Pair French Chrome & Glass Torchieres

An impressive pair of French 1930’s art deco torchieres. From the three step base the fixture rises with a chrome rod surrounded by three glass rods terminating in two collars surrounding a glass disk. A flaring 23” diameter bowl tops each 69” high torchiere.

Von Nessen Torchiere

This American art deco nickel on brass and steel torchiere was designed by Walter Von Nessen (1889 – 1943) and manufactured by the Miller Lamp Company in the 1930’s. The two stage top is echoed in the flaring top of the foot. The lamp has been replated and rewired and stands 66” high.

Super Markel Floor Lamp

This is the second Markel floor lamp we have had and it’s even better than the first! The lamp sits on a round chrome base surmounted by six chrome “speed” rings, next is a bronze colored tube, another speed ring and then a narrower bronze shaft topped by two rings and a three step collar support in a milk glass shade with a domed center. The shade is surrounded by three chrome rings with four disk Markel finials. The lamp measures 62” high and the shade is 17” in diameter. The lamp is rewired and in stunning condition.

Three Ring Torchiere

This all metal American art deco torchiere dates from the 1930’s. With its chrome shaft with three “speed” rings to its black and chrome base to its swelling polished aluminum shade, the torchiere is a tribute to the clean lines of American modernity. The fixture is 72” high.

Pair Von Nessen Art Deco Torchieres

This pair of American art deco nickel on brass and steel torchieres was designed by Walter Von Nessen (1889 – 1943) and manufactured by the Miller Lamp Company in the 1930’s. The two stage top is echoed in the flaring top of the foot. The lamps have been replated and rewired and stand 66” high.

American Art Deco Pair Torchieres

This pair of American art deco three bowl torchieres have been replated in bright nickel. Dating from the 1930’s the torchieres feature three bowls reducing in size from 11” in diameter to 6 ½” in diameter. The torchieres are 65 ½” in height and have been rewired.

Markel Art Deco Floor Lamp

WOW! This is the most spectacular American art deco floor lamp we have ever seen…let alone offered for sale. Standing 63” high this Markel lamp features a bronze colored three step base and bronze colored shaft with 11 chrome rings at the bottom and 5 chrome rings at the top. The shaft terminates in a 7 step chrome support for the top which has three 14” chrome rings separated by spacers and topped by 4 of Markel’s distinctive finials. A milk glass dome sits inside the upper rings. Sort of like Flash Gordon visits Metropolis.

Edward Schnorr Art Deco Torchiere

Sensational and rare, this American art deco torchiere was designed and constructed by Edward Schnorr in the 1930's. Combining copper, brass and macassar ebony, the torchiere bespeaks the machine age from its base to its three-tier top. Not a production item, the lamp is possibly unique. Measures 66" high and the top is 14" diameter.

Art Deco Barovier Torchiere

A spectacular art deco torchiere from the Murano glass maker Barovier. The shaft, which consists of three tapering bulbous smoke glass sections with included bubbles, sits on a nickel base and is spaced by two nickel collars. A nickel cap supports the bowl of matching glass with a 2 ½” clear rim at the top. The torchiére is in excellent condition and stands 72” high and has been rewired for American electricity.

Copper & Brass Art Deco Torchiere

This copper and brass American art deco torchiere dates from the 1930s and features a copper shaft and bowl, the bowl attached by sinuous brass supports with bands surrounding the bowl and the shaft. The base is ebonized wood. The fixture measures 65" high.

Pair Kurt Versen Art Deco Torchieres

Kurt Versen (1889-1943) designed this powerful pair of American art deco torchieres in 1934. Their arrival was announced in the November 1934 issue of Arts & Decoration magazine. The lamps are chromium plated and have been rewired. They stand 69" high and the bowls are 20" in diameter.

Three Cone American Torchiere

This American art deco torchiere dates from the 1930's. Constructed of nickel steel and polished aluminum, the torchiere has 3 cones which emit a warm glow through the separations while spreading a flood of light toward the ceiling. The lamp measures 66" high and has been polished and rewired.

Torchiere with Amber Yellow Glass Bowl

Slender and elegant, this French art deco torchiere has a nickel base and shaft with a 19" diameter amber yellow glass bowl. The shaft is adorned by a glass ball and measures 71" high. It has been rewired for American electricity.

Kurt Versen Convertible Torchiere/Reading Lamp

This American art deco floor lamp was designed by Kurt Versen (1889 – 1943) for Lightolier and is of polished copper and metal and has an enameled metal shade which swings up for indirect lighting. Similar lamps are pictured in the November 1934 issue of Art & Decoration and his advertisements in 1935. A similar lamp is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. The lamp stands 55 ½ high with the shade in the down position.

American Art Deco Torchieres

This stately pair of American art deco torchieres dates back from the 1930's and their weight belies the slender form of the design. They have been replated in bright nickel and rewired. They stand 63" high and can accept bulbs of up to 300 Watts.

American 3 Cone Torchiere

This American art deco torchiere sports three graduated cones and dates from the 1930's. It can take up to a 300 Watt bulb and besides bouncing light from the ceiling, indirect light emits from the lower cones and reflects from the one above. The lamp has been replated, relacquered and rewired...ready for your home. The lamp measures 64" high.

Luminator Torchiere

A torchiere with a twist...three, to be exact. The central shaft of this ca. 1935 French art deco torchiere by Luminator is composed of twisting columns of Lucite. The mahogany base and pewter colored bowl and fitting have been sprayed with clear lacquer. Rewired for American usage, the torchiere stands 67" high, the bowl 24" in diameter.

Glass Rods Torchiere

This is an elegant graceful French art deco torchiere from the 1930's. The wooden base sits on flattened ball feet. Rising from the base is a short wooden shaft with nickel fittings. The upper shaft is a mirrored center with glass rods spreading outward to another nickel fitting, a wood cap and a shallow nickel bowl. The torchiere stands 65 ½ high and has been rewired for American electricity.

French Torchiere Centerball

This stately French art deco torchiére dates from the 1930's. It features a base cap, an ovoid ball in the center of the wood shaft and a flaring shade, all nickel plated. It has been rewired for American electricity and it measures 64" high. The shade is 20" in diameter.

American Art Deco Floor Lamp With Mica Shade

A few months ago we sold two floor lamps noting that there were no markings on them. We now have another reading lamp and it is marked...twice. The base is marked “J.L. Stuart Mfg. Co. SF” (San Francisco). The shade is marked “Sandel Manufacturing, Chicago, IL” The lamp has a “C” of chrome supporting a 10” diameter shade with a stepped chrome top. The base is a square wood base inlaid with chrome “speed” lines and sits on chrome corner feet. The bottom of the pole is a column of black enameled metal with two “speed” bands topped with a chrome section. The shade swivels to direct light for reading. The lamp is 50” tall, has been rewired and is in great vintage condition.

Gilbert Rohde Floor Lamp

This very rare floor lamp or torchiere was designed by Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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ca 1933 for the mutual sunset lamp company. It is shown in a Herman Miller brochure ca 1934 “20th Century Modern Furniture Designed by Gilbert Rohde”. The lamp is shown four times in the brochure. It is also shown in the 1935 studio year book. The lamp has a round weighted chrome foot and a brass shaft. A chrome upper portion with a curved top is extendable to raise the lamp from 57” to 84”. A small ring collar with a knob allows the ascent or descent to be arrested by friction. The head of the lamp with its counter-balance ball rotates up to become a torchiere or down for a reading light, it also swivels left or right. The base is 11” in diameter, the shade is 9” in diameter.

Two American Art Deco Floor Lamps with Mica Shades

These two American Art Deco floor lamps are from the late 1920’s.  Although there are no markings on either one, they were obviously manufactured by the same company.  Both lamps feature a squre wood base inlaid with chrome “speed” lines sitting on chrome corner feet.  The bottom of the pole is a column of enameled metal with two “speed” bands topped with a chrome section.  The shorter lamp has a “C” of chrome supporting a 10” diameter mica shade with a stepped chrome top and chrome bars holding Mica panels.  This lamp is 50” tall.  The taller lamp is 55” high, has three sockets and a larger 16” diameter shade.  The lamps are in excellent vintage condition, have been rewired and are ready to use.   $ 6900 the pair  or $ 3900 the tall lamp and $ 3500 the shorter lamp.

Walter Von Nessen Floor Lamp or Uplighter

Walter Von Nessen (1889-1943) designed this rare American art deco floor lamp ca 1930 for Nessen Studio where he worked with a work force of one craftsman. The lamp has a round chrome base with an offset vertical chrome shaft, the shaft telescopes, raising the lamp from 50” high to 59” high (63” high with the shade swiveled up). The curved extension terminates in a fitting which enables the user to point the shade down for reading or up for ambient light. The enameled white dome shade has a switch on top to activate one, two or three of the bulbs. A rod with an orange Bakelite handle facilitates rotating the shade. The lamp is marked on the base “Nessen Studio, NY”.

American Art Deco Torchiere Floor Lamp

This stunning 1930’s American Art Deco torchiere will add excitement to any room. The round base and lower half of the shaft are in gleaming chrome, the upper half of the shaft is ten glass rods around a chrome center. A two-step chrome cup holds twenty-four glass rods with a triple shade polished aluminum top. The lamp is 65” tall and in excellent condition.

American Art Deco Torchiere or Floor Lamp by Russel Wright

This American art deco floor lamp was designed and produced by Russel Wright (1904-1976). The lamp has a spun aluminum bowl, base and shaft. The top and bottom of the shaft have a detail of brass wire wrapping. The base is marked “Russel Wright NYC”. The lamp is 65” tall.

American Art Deco Aluminum Floor Lamp Torchiere

This elegant American Art Deco torchiere is from the 1930’s.  The round base sweeps up to support a thick shaft which culminates in a trumpet shade.  The lamp is constructed of polished aluminum and the base is weighted with a wood block.  The lamp is 64” high and the top of the shade is 12” in diameter.  The lamp has been polished and rewired.

American Art Deco Triple Cone Torchiere Floor Lamp

This American Art Deco chrome steel and Aluminum torchiere features a chrome three step weighted base with a black three step top. Alternating and narrowing shafts of chrome, black lacquer and chrome lead to a black canopy with a chrome ring with three speed lines. Three Aluminum shades stack to give the lamp a 66 ½" height. The lamp has been rewired, polished and is ready for use.

Kem Weber American Art Deco Floor Lamp

  This rare and important American art deco floor lamp was designed by KEM Weber (1889 – 1963). The circular chrome base has a chrome center. The inner portion of the base, the ball and the shaft of the lamp are enameled in Weber’s 1927 green paint. Above the base are three "tulips" graduated in size, chrome on the outside and copper in the inside. The upper portion of the shaft has three smaller "tulips" again graduated in size in chrome, copper and chrome order. The upper portion has a tall copper finial. A chrome bar supports a new mica shade. All metal parts have been cleaned to remove any dirt and corrosion. The true color of the green was taken from an area of unexposed paint under the chrome center of the base. The lamp has been rewired and is in excellent condition.    

Gilbert Rohde American Art Deco Torchiere Floor Lamp

Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1894 - 1944) designed this torchiere floor lamp in the late 1930’s for Mutual Sunset Lamp Company, Brooklyn, New York. The lamp in copper and maroon enamel features a triple shade in copper with a copper support atop a maroon enamel shaft. The shaft rests on a domed fitting on a maroon enamel base with four cooper feet. The lamp is marked on the base “MSLC” (Mutual Sunset Lamp Company) and “3489” (the model number). The fixture is 68” tall, is in great original condition and has been rewired.

French Art Deco Wrought Iron Torchiere with DEGUE Shade

This striking French art deco torchiere is from the 1930’s.  Constructed of hand wrought iron, the lamp is in true “machine age” style and equal in quality to the “master ferronieres” of the period with exposed rivets, a collar on the upper shaft all set on a curving tripod foot.  The three lobed “pate d’verre” shade ranges from purple to orange to yellow and is signed “DegueDegue
[1889 - 1974] 

In 1928 Edouard Cazaux, (1889 - 1974), an artist, sculptor and ceramic designer joined forces with David Gueron, founder of Christalleries de Compiegne. The company was called "Verrerie d' art Degue". They opened a retail outlet in 1930 in Paris on Rue Druout which existed until 1939. The company participated in the decoration of the steamship Normandy, launched in 1935. Their glass was signed "Degue".
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” on the glass.  When lighted, the glass emits a bright sunrise/sunset hue.  It is 16” wide at the top and is 72” high.  In excellent condition, the torchiere has been rewired to American electricity.

French Art Deco Parchment Torchiere with Metal Shade and Base

This monumental French art deco torchiere is from the 1930’s. The parchment (goatskin) covered shaft rises from a domed wood base and increases in circumference until it supports the black enameled shade. The lamp has been rewired for American electricity. It is 75” high, the shade is 27 ½” in diameter.

American Art Deco Aluminum Triple Cone Torchiere

This streamline American art deco torchiere is from the 1930’s.  Constructed of aluminum, the sturdy floor light has three stacked shades, each with four “Speed” rings as they expand outward.  The sleek shaft rises from a stepped up, weighted base.  The torchiere has been polished to a bright silver sheen, rewired and fitted with a 100-150-300 Watt bulb.  It stands 66 ½” tall.  The top shade is 13” in diameter.

Kurt Versen American Art Deco Flip Top Floor Lamp and Torchiere

Kurt Versen (1901 - 1997) designed this American art deco aluminum and chrome floor lamp in the 1930’s. The lamp performs two functions; with the bowl up it is a torchiere, flip the bowl down and it is an excellent reading light, with Versen’s signature offset standard on the base. The lamp is 62" high as a torchiere, and 56 ½" high as a reading lamp. The fixture has been rewired, the metal polished and clear lacquered to protect it.

French Art Deco Peach Glass & Nickel Torchiere

The epitome of French art deco torchieres!!!  Starting with a stepped nickel base, a nickel shaft flanked with three peach glass rods rises to four illuminated peach glass fins.  A stepped nickel shade sits on top.  The torchiere is 66” tall and is 17 ½” in diameter at the rim of the shade.  The fixture is fitted with a rheostat switch.

French Art Deco Torchiere with Ball

This French art deco torchiere dates from the 1930’s.  The wooden base has a nickel collar which supports the wooden shaft of increasing diameter.  The shaft is interrupted by a nickel donut and terminates at a nickel ball.  A two step nickel shade holds the socket, which can accept an up to 300 W light bulb.  The wood has been refinished, the nickel replated and the lamp rewired for American electricity.  The torchiere is 68” high and the shade is 20” in diameter.

French Art Deco Torchiere with Glass Wings by Atelier Petitot

This classic French art deco torchiere by Atelier Petitot is from the 1930’s.  The wood shaft swells as it rises to meet ten graduated rings.  The illuminated glass fins are frosted with a design that echoes the steps of the nickel shade.  The lamp is 66” tall and 18” in diameter.

Pair Atelier Petitot French Art Deco Torchieres

This rare pair of majestic French art deco floor lamps is a creation of the famed Atelier Petitot in Lyon, France. A similar lamp appears in their 1937 catalog. The torchieres have weighted three step nickel bases with three faux painted Macassar ebony shafts separated by bright nickel “speed” rings. The upper wood portion incorporates a ball and dome motif and is surmounted by a unique stepped bright nickel bowl. The lamps are 70” tall and the bowls are 18” in diameter at the top rim. The metal has been replated and coated with clear lacquer and the lamps have been rewired for American electricity.

American Art Deco Streamline Machine Age Floor Lamp

This American art deco streamline machine age floor lamp was made in the 1930’s.  The chrome base steps up to a half dome which supports a black metal shaft with three “speed” rings on the bottom and five rings part way up the shaft.  A chrome rod extends to hold the cylindrical shade formed from translucent mica panels.  The outer chrome end cap opens to allow access to change the light bulb.  The lamp is 56” high.

John B. Salterini Floor Lamp

This American art deco wrought iron floor lamp was designed and made by John B. Salterini (? - 1952) in the 1920’s. The lamp shaft and base in gold and blackened iron rises from a geometric base to a shade of four milk glass panels which conceal the bulb. The lamp has been rewired and is 66 ½” high.

Triple Shade Torchiere with Glass Rods

This special American art deco aluminum and chrome torchiere dates from the 1930’s. The three graduated shades reflect light off the ceiling and cast a warm glow of ambient light from between each bowl. A 7” high band of glass rods beneath, provides additional light to the room. The torchiere stands 66” high and is 13” in diameter at the top.

French Torchiere with Peach Glass

A spectacular French art deco torchiere from the 1930’s, this nickel clad floor lamp features five brass rings on the shaft. The nickel bowl sits atop a cast peach glass ring with four etched peach glass fins. The top is covered with a 23 ½” diameter etched peach glass cover, open in the center to allow light to spread upward. The center bulb illuminates the fins and the cover with a warm glow. The lamp sits 67 ½” high and has been rewired for American electricity. One of the best modernist designs we’ve ever owned.

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