Exceptional and rare 1920's lighting - art deco French hand carved marble chess piece desk, table lamp featuring an exquisitely hand carved sculpture, bust of what some believe is Joan of Arc while others believe that this is a whimsical chess piece lamp, either the Rook or Bishop. Purchased at a Parish auction house. French hand carved sculpture screams European high design. Don't know what more to say, photos speak for themselves - a truly classy lamp. More GREAT Lamp / Lighting
CONDITION: Fantastic antique shape - with minor signs of usage. A few very small nicks that you have to really look for and a very old small fissure on the back and side of the base. Has been rewired but I always encourage people to have all electrical items checked by a qualified professional. The shade is for display purposes only and is not included and is, in my opinion, too small. Will need a harp and shade that suits your decor.
SIZE: Very heavy and stands 17 inches tall to top of marble, then there is the electrical elements.One size fits all - however I would say its a medium to a smaller large size if that makes sense to you.
Buyer responsibilities: While I do my best to describe any potential flaws with equal attention to its attributes, please use the zoom feature to examine the item to make a determination if this meets your standards for vintage and antique items being offered. Email should you have any questions or require more information.
Andrea, your store is a wonderful treasure trove and your knowledge and class are of a scholarly collector.
I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
All pieces are one of a kind handpicked by yours truly over 40 years to add texture, style and story to your authentic style.
My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.