Floor lamp (one of a pair)

designed about 1928; made 1928–31
Designer Walter von Nessen (American, born in Germany, 1889–1943), Manufactured by Nessen Studio, Inc. (founded in 1927)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 171.5 x 34.3 cm (67 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1985.672

Medium or Technique

Brushed and chromium-plated brass, cast iron; electrical fittings

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Collections

Americas

Classifications

Lighting devices

Each brushed, chromium-plated brass floor lamp is composed of a fluted center column, with three cone-like nesting shades, opening upwards. There are four rings around the center column below the shades, and two rings around the bottom above the circular base. The circular base has four small, circular, steps leading upwards to the base of the column. The base sits on three small, circular feet. The electrical switch is on the column, and a cord extends from the base.

Fluted poles with stacked metal disks below cone-shaped shades and above circular base. On three circular feet. Diameter of top: 13 1/2 in. Diameter of base: 12 3/4 in.

Markings

Marked on underside of feet, "NESSEN / STUDIO / N.Y. / N76."

Provenance

Gift of John P. Axelrod, Boston (Accession Date: September 24, 1985)

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection