Pair of Art Deco 'Sea Shell' Wall Lights
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About this piece
Of stylised seashell form, the delicately cast plaster with a gently aged surface patina and still retaining the original internal glass reflector shades
France, circa 1940's
These could be attributed to any of the top-flight designers working in France during the 30's and 40's. Plaster was never viewed as the poor relation in early 20th century design, with everyone from the Giacometti, who used the material as a maquette building medium to Serge Roche, Emilio Terry and Jean-Charles Moreux who employed it within many of their interiors projects.
In multiple projects Jean-Michel Frank - perhaps the most fêted of Interior Designers working at that time - can be seen using organic shapes in plaster as wall lights, table lamps & decoration, whilst his shop on Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré retailed works in the medium.
H 36cm x W 36cm x D 25.5cm
H 14" x W 14" x D 10"
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