Quite delightful oil on canvas portrait of a young girl, perhaps no older than seven or eight years of age, painted by the French artist Édouard Alexandre Sain (1830-1910). Dressed in her Sunday best clothes…
Heart-shaped silver locket by Meyle & Mayer made in Pforzheim, Germany circa 1900. Beautifully enamelled on the face with two snowdrops set against a background that is guilloche enamelled in shades of blue graduating through…
This iconic sculpture by Jean de Roncourt, which is arguably his most admired work, is more usually seen in spelter. However, a much smaller number were cast in bronze and this particular piece is a…
Square columnar glass vase from Legras MontJoye made at their Pantin glassworks around 1910. Primarily of clear glass, smooth on the inside and acid etched on the outer, giving a dappled and frosted appearance. Decorated…
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French Art Deco Marquetry Lamp
This is a craftsman made wooden ‘mushroom’ table lamp with marquetry and inlay work of a very high standard.
The lamp base is in two sections, both with four sides. The lower part is pyramid shaped with each face depicting a different rural or waterside scene. The upper section tapers towards the top and again shows four scenic pictures of trees.
The side of the base is banded with a dental pattern inlay, a pattern which was popular on certain furniture in the 20’s and 30’s.
The solid wooden shade is intriguing, with its oyster pattern repeating all around the circumference, apparently having been fashioned from a single piece of wood. Being solid, it doesn’t allow much light to escape, most of the it being directed downwards. The resulting effect is that of a mood lamp rather than a lamp that emits light to read by.
Mushroom shaped lamps were considered extremely elegant in the early 1900’s and many were made in glass. This is the first one we’ve come acroos in wood.
Made in the 1920’s and rewired recently.