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Polished Chrome Art Deco Desk Lamp Item # R8897

Circa 1930s


Following the dazzling worldwide success of the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris, Art Deco was introduced to the world as the style of the future. Characterized by symmetrical patterns using straight lines and geometry, as well as stylized and angular interpretations of natural forms, Art Deco designers employed a variety of finishes and polishes to affect their distinctive and futuristic designs. Tiered, stacked and elongated architectural forms informed the same massing in lighting, from Sky-scraper shades to Ziggurat finials. While Art Deco lighting was typical in commercial and municipal structures in its day, these impressive fixtures make great focal points for today’s homes of any style. Transitional iterations include Streamline and Moderne – the entire period spans from the mid-1920’s through the early 1940’s.

  • Historical Style: Art Deco
  • Tiered like a petite Ziggurat, this table lamp features the original finish in polished chrome and muddy-maroon paint – almost as though the the darker discs are faux wood grain.
  • Condition Notes: Some wear in the original finish, particularly along the edges of the chrome-plated shade.
  • Bulbs not included.

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Polished Chrome Art Deco Desk Lamp

Circa 1930s