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Tiffany Studios New York "Damascene Harp" Floor Lamp

This elegant light fixture, with its famous "Damascene" shade, is celebrated for being as beautifully-colored and iridescent when lit as when the lamp is off, with a curvaceously-framed "Harp" bronze base that accents the shade's overall form. The patinated bronze base is further completed by the inclusion of wonderful details, such as the shield-shaped leaf-like feet.

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Item #: L-21137
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 15" diameter (full lamp with base), 58" height (full lamp with base), 12" diameter (shade)
Materials: Glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: L.C.Tiffany Favrile
Base Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 423 H
Literature: Similar base and shade are pictured separately in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988 (shade: p. 211, plate 827; base: p. 210, plate 821)

The "Damascene" shade is comprised of so called "Dychroide" glass, an innovation by Arthur J. Nash, production manager at Tiffany Furnaces. It has the unique quality of appearing green in reflected light, and amber in transmitted light. This innovation gives a dynamic quality to Tiffany's lamps that have proven to be a true unification of form and function.