Kurt Versen Lightolier Flip-top American Art Deco Floor Lamp

ART DECO-Modernism


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Excellent condition

This American Art Deco floor lamp was designed by Kurt Versen (1889 – 1943) for Lightolier, Jersey City, NJ. In 1930.  The shade is polished Aluminum.  The lamp is chromed brass.  It is pictured in The Machine Age in America, 1918 – 1941, New York, 1986 on page 319.  With the shade up it’s 61 1/8” high and 56 ½” with the shade down.   The shade is 14” in diameter. It is in excellent condition and rewired and I’m proud to be able to offer it to our clients.  Ric Emmett, author of American Art Deco Furniture, wrote the following about a similar lamp we had on our website several years ago:  “This American art deco floor lamp was designed by Kurt Versen (1889 – 1943) for Lightolier and is of polished copper and metal and has an enameled metal shade which swings up for indirect lighting. Similar lamps are pictured in the November 1934 issue of Art & Decoration and his advertisements in 1935. A similar lamp is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. The lamp stands 55 ½ high with the shade in the down position.”   This lamp will be included in Ric’s new book, American Art Deco Lighting due for release in 2017.