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Deaccessioned December 19, 2013

Pair of floor lamps

Tommi Parzinger (American (born in Germany) 1903–1981)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Overall (each lamp): 160 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm (63 x 12 x 12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Burled birch; steel, silverplate




Lighting devices

Pair of floor lamps, each with square tapering shaft or burled birch which sets upon a square burled brick base. Atop the shaft is a silver-plated rod which rises from modeled spool-shape base. At the lower part of the rod, four drooping abstract acanthus leaves are soldered to the rod. Midway up the rod are the two light sockets which are covered by the black cylindrical shade. Atop the saft is a small disc and an urn-shaped finial. Burled birch, steel.


1985, gift of John Axelrod to the MFA (Accession date: June 26, 1985); December 19, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA.

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection