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


Model No. "1142" Wall Light by Atelier Jean Perzel, France Early 20th Century

$ 2,613
  • Description
    From 1920 to 1939, Art Deco revolutionized 20th century architecture and design. The period also gave birth to the Jean Perzel company, which would also make its mark on the world of lighting and design. Jean Perzel’s light fixtures and furniture in both glass and bronze later adorned the world’s most prestigious addresses… from the King’s Court in Belgium to the home of Henry Ford as well as the Rothschild’s family residence. He also conceived the lighting for the League of Nations in Geneva, the Luxembourg Cathedral, the Embassy of Canada at Lahaye, and even the French cruise ship Normandie.

    Like all wall lights from the Atelier, this wall light is composed of unique pieces, designed and handcrafted in their workshop located in the heart of Paris. Since each model highlighted the architecture of the place that inspired its creation, the pure lines of Jean Perzel’s fixtures made them timeless works of art. The understated design and materials speak of refined elegance. The pairing of gilded brass and opaline glass creates a luxurious impression, where the materials qualities enhance each other greatly. The design utilizes classic forms and shapes, seen in the frosted glass cylinders and in the classical mounting. The round cylinders and shade holders contrast cleverly with the square backplate and arm, creating a dynamic, balanced impression. Thanks to the frosted glass, the light is distributed evenly in all directions when switched on. Besides its atmospheric light and disciplined, functionalist design, this wall lamp is a statement piece that draw the eye despite its simplicity. Since the two materials dictate the look, much attention was paid to their quality and to the craftsmanship that united them into the cylindrical shape. While frosted glass has been around since the 16th century, mid-century designers in Europe often used the material in combination with brass to create a timelessly modern look. In 1925 motivated by a desire to intensify light, Jean Perzel made all of his pieces from glass. He designed his creations himself in a permanent search for elegance and purity in all forms.

    Recognized by the French government for its history and traditional techniques, in 2008, the French ministry of culture awarded Jean Perzel with the label of “Company of Living Heritage”. This lamp is sure to warm its interiors through its light and to add that timeless sophistication that has marked Jean Perzel style since 1923.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The brass has a beautiful patina with some marks.

    15.15 in W x 7.08 in D x 9.84 in H
    38 cm W x 18 cm D x 25 cm H

    This light will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item 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: France
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Gilded Brass, Opaline Glass
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The brass has a beautiful patina with some marks.
    Creation Date: Early 20th Century
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Art Deco
    Dealer Reference #: 20231905
    Incollect Reference #: 696297
  • Dimensions
    W. 14.96 in; H. 9.84 in; D. 7.09 in;
    W. 38 cm; H. 25 cm; D. 18 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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