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$ 8,600

Greta von Nessen Pair of Adjustable NS 945 Swing Arm Wall Lamps Circa 1950

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin United States, New York
Period 1950-1979
Materials brushed chrome, baked enamel, cherry wood
W. 23 in; H. 41 in; H.2. 24 in; Diam. 6.75 in;
W. 58.42 cm; H. 104.14 cm; H.2. 60.96 cm; Diam. 17.15 cm;
Open W. 46 in;
Open W. 116.84 cm;
Condition Good. Good vintage condition with wear consistent with age newly rewired
Creation Date 1949
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description Greta Von Nessen pair of model NS945 swing arm wall lamps designed in 1949 for Von Nessen Studio.
The lamps have their original off white ( now light creme from UV exposure) baked enamel metal shade mounted by a swivel to an L-shaped satin chrome tube attached to a cherrywood support that is a wall mount.
Both lamps have adjustable chrome locking collars that allow them to swing 180 degrees and to have a vertical adjustment of 24".
The enameled shades pivot up to bounce indirect light off the ceiling or down as traditional reading lamps. Great versatility.
Greta Von Nessen was a very talented designer and administrator. She headed Nessen Studio after her husband, Walter passed away in Wiscasset, Maine in 1943 and oversaw its growth and transition to Nessen Lighting in 1951.
Selected for the first Museum of Modern Art Good Design Exhibition in November of1950 , this was the first of her lamp designs to be chosen to be exhibited by MOMA.
Available as a pair.
Both lamps have been rewired and are in good condition.
Styles / Movements Bauhaus, Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 343872
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