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Edouard Colonna Boudoir Lamp


The gilt bronze base of this French Art Nouveau boudoir lamp, by Edouard Colonna, has a charming, voluptuous vegetal motif that mimics the appearance of a careful arrangement of turning leaves. The fringed pale gold original silk shade of the lamp is topped by a twisted vine finial that spreads in an arch over the top of the piece.


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Item #: EL-17678
Artist: Edouard Colonna
Country: France
Circa: 1903
Dimensions: 17.5" height, 11" diameter
Materials: Gilt bronze, Silk 
Signed: Impressed "Colonna" to base
Provenance: Collection of James and Rose Ryan
Literature: Similar lamp pictured in Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, by Victor Arwas, London: Andreas Papadakis, 2002, p. 281

If one looks closely, it is easy to imagine the entirety of the composition, excluding the shade, being one single, living organism, with the leaf like base giving way to the stem like, ribbed neck, before becoming two sinuous vines that wrap around the entire piece.