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Tiffany Studios New York "Abalone Linenfold" Desk Lamp


This Tiffany Studios New York "Abalone Linenfold" desk lamp, which consists of an amber molded glass "Linenfold" shade and abalone inlaid in a gilt bronze base, is a luxurious example of both texture and pattern from Louis Comfort Tiffany. While the glass shade offers a field of sumptuous folds reminiscent of rich folded fabric, the base's gilting and abalone inlay treat the viewer to a mesmerizing, shimmering shine.

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Item #: L-19676
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 10" diameter (shade), 17" height (full lamp with base) 
Materials: Molded leaded glass, Gilt bronze, Abalone shell inlay
Shade Signed: “Tiffany Studios New York 1928”
Base Signed: “Tiffany Studios New York 604”
Literature: Similar lamp pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 192, plate 747

The patterning in the jilting over the bronze on the base offers a rare example of Louis Comfort Tiffany harkening back to the medieval, with fanciful Celtic scrolls adorning the geometric structure.