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Our professional staff are academic and journalistic authorities with an expertise in Art Deco. We have given lectures and have authored articles and essays on the pursuit and passion of Art Deco. Each of our listings provide in-depth insight to this endeavor with our own published essays; recommended reading, Value beyond measure.We are the experts and work as your personal guide into the fascinating and intriguing world of collecting Art Deco. Hould not look like it was made yesterday. Bakelite is a precious material. It is the only man-made precious material. When bakelite ages it gets better, it gets richer; warm, smooth and delicious. Perfect, like a beautiful woman. Jorge Caicedo Montes de Oca. Here's your opportunity to bring another "miracle" into your already sensational and satisfying lifestyle. I ask again, Objects d' Art as your friends for life? These are rare (a word I hesitate to use, though not in this instance). Note the marbled bakelite, so splendid in beauty and character that they take your breath away. 1/2" at the bottom of the stem to 1" at the top. A rare design for bakelite lamps.
Nickel weighted bases were added for secure positioning/placement a good look too! They would be top-heavy otherwise. Custom made shades are the exclusive proprietary rights of Universally Magnificent Enterprises; limited production... "Added value" to the consumer.
Straight "drum" shades w/o pitch or angle that are of 6" & 8" dia. Are not found in the American marketplace unless manufactured to order. High-end designer fabric: sophisticated, snappy and upscale. Our artist refers to the highly regarded works of Clarise Cliff for her inspirational creativity here (Cliff: English pottery artist, 1916 - 1945/ceased her design work during WWII). Two contemporary lamp shades (not clip-ons).
Highest quality contemporary components: Nickel speed rings and spacers (also with tapered design - 1.25" at the bottom and 2" speed rings at the top). 6 nickel plated harps, finials and two 40 watt bulbs.
True to the era brown cloth cord and plugs. Shades are 7"H x 8" dia. Objects d' art as your friends for life? K-Mart shade on an Art Deco Masterpiece?
Now why would anyone do that? All lighting in the UME store inventory is guaranteed to be greater than 70 years old, most 80 - 100 yro. It is our professional opinion that vintage should not look like it was made yesterday, so there is no "flash" no "glimmer" no "shimmer" here. Expect the principal substance of UME offerings to have the aesthetics of a true and historic composition.
Art Deco and the designers of that period were influenced by previous design movements which started around 1890; i. The British and American Arts and Crafts (1890- 1915), European and American Art Nouveau (1880 - 1910), Wiener Werkstatte (Vienna Workshop, 1900 -1933) and the Bauhaus (House of Building - Germany, 1919 -1933). These earlier movements focused on curvilinear (curved lines) designs while the Bauhaus was at the forefront in establishing rectilinear (geometric) forms.In 1925 the French put on a symposium/convention to show-off their objects d' art. At the time they were the leaders of all things related to art and design. It was called the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne. The term, Art Deco, was coined by a few of the designers that participated and after some years the term became part of the designer's vernacular. NOTE : Germany was not invited.
America did not attend as President Coolidge advised the French that we did not have any noteworthy designers. So, when engaged in casual conversation, 1925 can be regarded as the starting point for the Art Deco Period.
However, academically speaking and when educating a client, I use. 1910 - 1915 as the beginning. During this timeframe designers (primarily the British) began incorporating the "circle and the square" (let us give due praise to our very own iconic architect/designer, Frank Lloyd Wright for his contribution here). Of the geometric (rectilinear) theme and thus we have the inception of what would come to be known as Art Deco. Now comes your Art Deco Bachelor's Degree...
The info I'm presenting to you next is the most important tidbit in this essay. This fact will pay substantial dividends, whether you just want to collect a few pieces that you are attracted to or go beyond that and become a dealer.IN ORDER TO BE AN "OFFICIAL" ANTIQUE AN ITEM MUST BE 100 YEARS OLD. It may come as surprise.
To you that only a very few of the collectors and novice dealers in the Art Deco community are aware of this. Over the next several years you will.
A "boom" in the pursuit and value of Art Deco. It all boils down to good timing, we just did the math (1910 - 1915), and it's a simple equation.
The count-down has started, 100 years is now! The item "Early Art Deco Marbled Bakelite Lamps (pair) with Designer Shades- Machine Age" is in sale since Sunday, October 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Art Deco". The seller is "royalwaldorf" and is located in Forest Park, Illinois.
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