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Edgar Brandt and Daum "Les Roses" Floor Lamp

This wrought iron and glass “Les Roses” floor lamp by Edgar Brandt and Daum surprises and delights with its high Art Deco styling. A calyx of wild rose buds and stylized cabbage roses support an amber glass shade. Daum’s glass took inspiration from the porphyry used during the reign of Louis XV. The powdered glass sprinkled throughout Daum’s shade mimics quartz crystals dispersed in a matrix of igneous rock. During World War I, designer Paul Iribe’s cabbage rose became a ubiquitous applied art motif in France. Brandt opened up the cabbage rose, petal by irregular petal, through his “potato peeling” forms, creating the impression of movement.

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Item #: YEL-21343
Artist: Edgar Brandt
Country: France
Circa: 1922
Dimensions: 68.25” height; 17.25” diameter
Materials: Wrought Iron, Glass
Signed: base stamped E. BRANDT, shade engraved Edgar Brandt and Daum Nancy with the Cross of Lorraine.
Literature: Joan Kahr, Edgar Brandt Master of Art Deco Ironwork, p. 80.

Edgar Brandt, who found fame and fortune as an artillery designer and manufacturer in France during the first and second world wars, was most dedicated to his work as an artist in metalwork. He made invaluable contributions to both country and the arts, receiving such prestigious awards as Knight of the Legion of Honor, and the Medal of Honor for Applied Art by the Societe des Artistes Francais.