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Walter Von Nessen Table Lamp

This nickel plated table lamp was designed by Walter Von Nessen (1889 – 1943) for the Miller Lamp Company in the 1930’s. The two tier “Pagoda” style shade is topped by an opalescent glass finial. The lamp is stamped on the bottom "The Miller Co" and numbered "31034". It has been rewired and measures 14” high and 9” diameter.

American Art Deco Occasional Table After a Design by Walter Von Nessen

This vintage American art deco table is after a design by Walter Von Nessen (1889 – 1943) but was not made by his firm.  The top and base are of stained oak, the flat band of curved steel has a hand hammered martele finish.  The table is 22” long x 12 ½” and is 20 ½” tall.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Walter Von Nessen American Art Deco Large Conical Table Lamp

This large table lamp was designed by Walter von Nessen (1889 – 1943) for Nessen Studios ca. 1930.  The lamp has a round brass base with two stage brass structure holding two light sockets.  The burnt orange burlap shade has a brass conical shaped finial which holds the conical shade to the lamp base.  The lamps is 32” high and the shade is 24” in diameter at its widest.  The lamp is in original untouched condition.

Walter Von Nessen Black & Chrome Table Lamp

This rare 1930’s table lamp was designed by Walter Von Nessen (1899 - 1943). The black enamel double shade and shaft have chrome trim and sit on a black enamel domed base with chrome trim. Von Nessen’s signature glowing glass finial tops the lamp which is 9" in diameter.

WALTER VON NESSEN AMERICAN ART DECO BRASS TABLE LAMP

Walter Von Nessen  (1889-1943) designed this brass American art deco table lamp for the Miller Lamp Company in the 1930’s.  It features a two tier “pagoda” style shade with an opalescent peach glass finial.  The lamp is 9” in diameter and is 12” high.

Von Nessen Stanhope Vase

A very rare and important glass vase designed by Walter Von Nessen (1889-1943) for the Heisey Glass Company in the Stanhope pattern. The vase, which was designed in 1936 was part of a line which was only offered from 1936 to 1941. It measures 6 ¾” high and is 7 ½” in diameter and has a polished top rim. It is marked with the Heisey “H” inside a diamond.

Walter Von Nessen American Art Deco Coffee Service for Chase

This rare four piece coffee set was designed by  Walter Von Nessen (1889 – 1943) for the Chase Brass and Copper company in 1933.  the set, in chrome on brass with black Catalin handles, finials and the insert in the tray, consists of a coffee pot, sugar, creamer and tray.   The set was sold as the # 17029 “Diplomat Coffee Set”, while the # 17030 "Diplomat" tray was sold separately.  The coffee set was offered from 1933 until 1941 but the chrome tray was sold only the first year.  The coffee pot is 8” high, the sugar is 4” high, the creamer is 2 ½” high and the tray is 10 ½” in diameter.

Walter Von Nessen American Art Deco RING Bookends

Walter Von Nessen (1889 – 1943) designed this pair of bookends for the Chase Brass & Copper Company.  Known as # 17019 “Ring Bookends”, they only appeared in the 1933 Catalog.  The bookends have a brass slab base and two brass ball feet.  A copper ring surrounds and inner brass ring and ball.  They are marked with the Centaur and “Chase”.  Polished and lacquered to prevent tarnish.  Each bookend measures 5” high and both are in mint condition.

Pair American Art Deco Bookends by Walter Von Nessen for Chase

Of the nine pairs of American art deco bookends Walter Von Nessen (   - 1943) designed for the Chase Brass and Copper Company, this pair # 1702 is one of the rarest, most desirable and despite the design name, “Gothic”, one of the most emblematic of the deco spirit.  The bookends in solid brass and copper were designed in 1930 and only offered from 1931 to 1933.  This pair is in excellent condition and are 5” high, 4 ¼” wide and 2 ¾” deep.

American Art Deco Buenilum Cocktail Stirrer - ca. 1930’s

If, like James Bond you prefer your martinis "stirred, not shaken" this is just the thing for you. An American art deco aluminum martini shaker by Frederic Buehner (1908 - 1971). Buehner studied with Kem Weber and Walter Von Nessen under Bruno Paul at the Deutscher Werkbund. He emigrated to the United States in 1929. In 1933 he registered "Buenilum" which is the mark on the base. The stirrer is composed of three pieces of hand hammered aluminum; the beaker which is 9" high, the knobbed device for straining the ice and a 14" stirring spoon.

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