Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


ASEA Skandia "Coquille" Brass and Glass Wall Lamps, Sweden 1940s

$ 2,375
  • Description
    Swedish Modern lighting was directly influenced by ASEA, the historic company that had a decisive influence on how the Swedish electrotechnical industry has developed. Based on the classic pairing of brass and glass, these models have plenty to offer visually.

    These wall sconces are special for a couple of reasons besides the obvious visual uniqueness, starting with their material: acid treated glass. Essentially, acid-etching is a specialized glass fabrication process involving the application of hydrofluoric acid to annealed glass sheets or sections to give its surface a frosted look. The result is less opaque than milk glass, letting through more light. As these “coquille” or shell wall sconces show, enhancing glass with acid-etching is ideal to highlight the glass’s surface. The shell shape is further supported by the scalloped edge and lines throughout the shades that also creates an appealing effect when the lamps are switched on since the corrugated surface of the glass offers a pleasantly diffused light. The sconces are open on the sides and tops, therefore the provided light is functional as well. The bodies are mounted on brass bases that provide elegance and a beautiful contrast both in terms of colour and material. ASEA, the jewel of Swedish industry was broadly defined as "the generation and application of electric power". The company manufactured such diverse items as steam turbines for power plants and high-speed electric locomotives for passenger railroads, and of course, these wall lamps.

    Adding illumination to a living space with this pair of beautiful wall lamps will not only improve the ambience, it will also bring a piece of design history to the space. Apart from the aesthetics, the quality of these lamps is also true to its Swedish heritage.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some small marks on the glass. The brass has beautiful patina.

    10.23 in W x 5.7 in D x 8.85 in H
    26 cm W x 14.5 cm D x 22.5 cm H

    These lamps will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Sweden
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Brass, Glass
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some small marks on the glass. The brass has beautiful patina.
    Creation Date: 1940s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20231518
    Incollect Reference #: 627374
  • Dimensions
    W. 10.24 in; H. 8.86 in; D. 5.71 in;
    W. 26 cm; H. 22.5 cm; D. 14.5 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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