American Decorative Arts
Designer: Walter Von Nessen, American, born Germany, 1889–1943
Manufacturer: Nessen Studio, Incorporated, American, founded 1927

Floor Lamp

ca. 1927–35

Chromium-plated brass, enameled steel, and Bakelite

52 x 16 x 21 in. (132.08 x 40.64 x 53.34 cm) height fully extended: 64 in. (162.56 cm)
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959
2012.124.8
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Geography: 
Manufactured in New York, New York
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Purchased by John C. Waddell, New York, 2000

Bibliography: 

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 48–49, no. 26.

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