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Tiffany Studios New York "Laburnum" Floor Lamp

This Tiffany Studios New York "Laburnum" floor lamp is a much celebrated piece that features a simple but multi-hued, multi-faceted, and expertly-applied color palette that allows each compositional element of the piece to play its own wonderful part. The richly brown tangle of branches that begin at the apex of the shade bring the eye downward through a resolute and deeply hued blue background, accented by variously colored green leaves, before reaching the wonderfully yellow laburnum bloom. Perhaps the most visually interesting aspect of the shade is its unique border, which ripples and undulates, following the outline of the bunches of blooms of the laburnum flower. The beautiful composition rests on a brightly gilt bronze floor base.


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Item #: YL-19628
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 63.75" height, 24" diameter 
Materials: Leaded glass, Gilt bronze
Shade signed: "Tiffany Studios NY 1537"
Base signed: ''Tiffany Studios New York 379''
Provenance: Private Milanese Collection, circa 1930
Exhibition History/Literature: Similar floor lamp pictured in A new light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls, by Eidelberg, Martin, Nina Gray, Martin K. Hofer, and Clara Driscoll, 2007, New York: New York Historical Society, p. 192, fig. 100, on the occasion of the exhibition "A New Light on Tiffany," organized by the New York Historical Society, and on view February 23, 2007 to May 28, 2007

Although it is easy to celebrate the exciting particularities of each of Louis Comfort Tiffany's lamps, there is a true uniqueness to the "Laburnum" that should not be overlooked. This lamp is the only one in Tiffany's repertoire that was made with this exact shape; carefully executed to reflect the particular sumptuousness and subsequent heavy draping of the laburnum flower. Tiffany himself was a great lover of this flower, and cultivated them at Laurelton Hall. Its unique design is attributed to Clara Driscoll, the head of the Tiffany Studios Women's Glass Cutting Department.