8319 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States 323.852.9407
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Pair of Henry Dreyfuss Train Sconces

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin United States
Period 1920-1949
Materials metal and glass
W. 5 in; H. 9 in;
W. 12.7 cm; H. 22.86 cm;
Condition Good. good original condition with new wiring
Creation Date 1930's
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description These directional reading sconces were mounted on the wall above and to the side the of the seated passengers of the 20th Century Limited. Henry Dreyfuss re-designed both the exterior and interior in 1938, of the 20th Century Limited, one of the most famous of the Streamline Trains The magnifying convex globe directed the light downward over the shoulder for reading. Today this application also makes them perfect for either side of the bed as directional reading lights. They have on/off levers at the bottom of each sconce. Henry Dreyfuss was one of America’s foremost modern industrial designers. Starting in 1929 when Henry Dreyfuss opened his own studio until 1969 when he retired, his modernist designs touched every aspect of the American public.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Industrial, Modern
Dealer Reference Number PHDTS
Incollect Reference Number 377670
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