Art Deco Iron and Alabaster Lamp
Item #2237 SOLD
A spectacular use of iron and alabaster in an art deco styled lamp custom made for us by an amazingly skilled artisan who has mastered the French “fer forge technique” . The strength and power of iron is paired with the delicate beauty of Italian Alabaster in this beautiful piece.
Alabaster is staglamitic limestone, a mineral substance used throughout even ancient history to create vessels , sculptures and even windows in its finest form. It allows light to pass through it, and the graining and veining gives it a unique effect.
The Paris Exposition of 1925 was a time of unprecedented creativity and iron, as it was used by Edgar Brandt, Raymond Subes and Paul Kiss to form furniture, gates, and lamps took on a whole new point of view. For many years we have collected books and magazines and photographs that illustrated this explosion of iron artistry. We are so fortunate to have found a place to have things hand wrought for ArtDecoCollection based on these great designs.
Alabaster is 9″ wide
base is 10.5 ” wide and 6.5″ deep