COPPER & GOLD WHEAT HOLLYWOOD REGENCY TABLE LAMP! This lamp is the personification of Hollywood Regency style! The "bundled wheat" motif emerged in the post war period and had all the right symbolism that made it a darling of Hollywood designers! The graceful wheat was both elegant and yet also tied in to the earthiness of the farmlands.
The design creates visions of ancient gilded Greek temples and the aristocracy of the European Empire furnishings of yore! This lamp is exceedingly rare and has its original brushed paper shade! Most of these shades were long, long ago destroyed by time. 70 years is a long time for a lamp shade - but this one has emerged with only a few stress marks. Seeing the lamp as it was originally meant to appear is a delight!
The towering shade has light and dark gold streaks which was done by pairing a paper shade with an early acrylic coating. Look closely at the images and you can see this wonderful brushwork! They can't make shades like this anymore because the technique was lost and other materials replaced it. The base, too, has this brushed treatment which creates a marbleized copper finish that is simply spectacular!A truly fabulous example of Hollywood Regency! This lamp is in excellent condition and only shows only very light wear for nearly 70 years! Lamp works perfectly and produces the most elegant illumination as the light falls down on the graceful bundled wheat! A gorgeous addition to your Hollywood Hills mansion, UK Summer Home or New York Penthouse! Timeless Mid Century Illumination For Your Impressive Interiors! MID CENTURY HOLLYWOOD REGENCY WHEAT METAL LAMP! VTG 50'S COPPER MODERN GOLD" is in sale since Wednesday, July 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism". The seller is "gallery20th" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.