An outstanding exceedingly rare original Art Deco Diana lamp known in the U. As a Frankart Nymph lamp. Dating to the late 1930′s in a superb combination of gleaming chrome and deep mottled brown bakelite – a particularly unique and stunning example. Standing at 55cm / 21.5. The lamp features a stepped chrome and bakelite base, the bakelite component with squared raised tabs around its circumference, and decorative chrome semi-spherical “studs” to two of the chrome steps on the base. The Diana figurine is surmounted by a bakelite and stepped chrome gallery support and a chrome gallery. The exceptionally impressive visual impact of the lamp is further enhanced by its superb Czech multi-pointed star shade in extremely vibrant lime green satin glass, which casts a beautiful green glow around the lamp when lit. The lamp has recently been professionally rewired with a luxury quality deep brown braided twisted cord appropriate to the era and in perfect harmony with the chrome and brown bakelite but still retains its original deep brown bakelite plug, and it has deep brown felt beneath the base for furniture protection. Last but not least, the lamp has another superb rare feature: an original 1930? S 12-sided inline switch in dark mottled brown bakelite, with on/off buttons in mottled deep red bakelite. 56.5cm / 22.25. Base diameter: 16.5cm / 6.5 Shade. Max diameter 17.5cm / 6.75. Inline switch: 6 x 2cm / 2-3/8″ x 3/4″. The lamp is in absolutely superb condition, the chrome is gleaming bright and mirror-like, the bakelite glossy and completely free from chips or cracks. All dark/white/coloured patches/areas are merely reflections. As with the majority of these sand-castings of the era, the Diana figurine has a few of the typical surface pinpricks and the usual casting marks, barely perceptible and only on very close scrutiny. The shade is in perfect condition with only the usual nibbles to the collar, invisible when in place. All items are professionally packed to an exceptionally high standard in order to ensure the very maximum safety in transit. Sorry, no pick-ups allowed. The item “ART DECO CHROME BAKELITE FRANKART DIANA LADY LAMP, GREEN GLASS CZECH STAR SHADE” is in sale since Tuesday, May 1, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Art Deco (1925 – 1940)\Décor”. The seller is “constellation1930″ and is located in Central Coast, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Originating Region: Australia
- Original/Reproduction: Original