Beautiful Art Deco Amsterdam School floor lamp made in the Netherlands in the 1920s. The frame of this rare and impressive work of art is made of solid mahogany decorated with Macassar Ebony details and feet. The burned painted glass shade, in perfect condition, is connected to the frame by a solid copper structure as can be seen in the images.
Price on request.
The lamp will be shipped overseas in two custom made wooden crates. The cost of transport to the US crates included is Euro 650.
The Amsterdam School had its origins in the office of architect Eduard Cuypers in Amsterdam. Although Cuypers was not a progressive architect himself, he gave his employees plenty of opportunity to develop. The three leaders of the Amsterdam School Michel De Klerk, Johan van der Mey and Piet Kramer all worked for Cuypers until about 1910. In 1905 Amsterdam was the first city to establish a building code, and the city hired Johan van der Mey afterwards, in the special position as “Aesthetic Advisor”, to bring artistic unity and vision to its built environment. The Amsterdam School style spread beyond architecture to encompass interior design, with the result that items ranging from furniture and carpets to lamps and clocks were produced. Interest revived in the 1970s as well as at the beginning of the 21st century.