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$ 5,975

Mid Century Modern Floor Lamp in Brass & Ebonized Walnut by Gerald Thurston

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin United States
Period 1950-1979
Materials Brass, Walnut.
H. 64.5 in; Diam. 17 in;
H. 163.83 cm; Diam. 43.18 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1950
Description This stunning and sculptural Mid Century Modern floor lamp was realized by the esteemed designer, Gerald Thurston, in the United States circa 1950. It features sculptural brass legs that extend from the ebonized body of the fixture at an angle culminating in rounded feet. The body of the chandelier tapers to its top, where it meets a cylindrical brass neck. The piece has an hourglass form shade in polished brass whose concave top is pierced throughout in circular perforated pairs. With its dramatic presence and clean modernist lines, this piece is one of the most instantly recognizable and coveted examples of Thurston's work. It appears as modern today as when it was made over sixty years ago. It has been newly rewired to American standards and excellent vintage condition.

Gerald Thurston (born in 1914) was one of the most innovative and influential American lighting designers of the postwar era. He earned acclaim for lighting fixtures, which exemplified the sleek, streamlined forms and modern materials of the mid 20th century. His long-term work with lighting company Lightolier over the course of the 1950s and 1960s resulted in some of his most iconic lamps, which are still highly sought after by collectors today.

American, circa 1950


64.5"H x 17"Diameter
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 417397
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