Kurt Versen Vintage Machine Age Floorlamp

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Kurt Versen Vintage Machine Age Floorlamp

4,800.00

Kurt Versen (1901-1907) Vintage Machine Age Floor lamp ca 1940s
Top flips up or down for reading or torchiere
Spun aluminum with chrome-plated brass articulated-arm.
This unique and much revered lamp offers the clean uncompromising lines of machine age form.  An iconic example of a short lived design movement which dispensed with the softer-sometimes tentative curves of moderne and predates so many of the more whimsical and flamboyant cookie cutter fifties forms endlessly recycled in the decades thereafter.  
Lamp augments it’s pure form with practical feature of allowing lamp to serve as torchiere or reading lamp with clean deployment of austere hinge extending the syntax of concise machine age articulation.
Exceptionally clean example of typically damaged lamp.
Spun aluminum shade is often bent or dinged and articulated arm bent or otherwise compromised.  We’ve never seen an example this clean.
Some light oxidation to base as one would expect with nearly 100 years of weather.
In this case no repair work needed.. only rewired for footswitch.  All surfaces cleaned and polished only.
Lamp was found in original home in virtually pristine condition.
Two bulbs can be turned on and off independently with socket switch at bulb or together with floor switch.
Measured dimensions:
62”ht as torchiere; 55”ht as reading lamp-56.5”ht including finial; 16.75”diam shade; 11”diam base

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