Offered by: Appleton
27 Mountain Street Camden, ME 04843 , United States Call Seller 207.691.6077


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

$ 8,600
  • 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.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: brushed chrome, baked enamel, cherry wood
    Condition: Good. Good vintage condition with wear consistent with age newly rewired
    Creation Date: 1949
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Bauhaus, Mid Century, Modern
    Incollect Reference #: 343872
  • Dimensions
    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;
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