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Floor lamp (one of a pair)

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Each brushed, chromium-plated brass floor lamp is composed of a fluted center column, with three cone-like nesting shades, opening upwards. There are four rings around the center column below the shades, and two rings around the bottom above the circular base. The circular base has four small,...

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Marked on underside of feet, "NESSEN/STUDIO/N.Y./N76."


See J. Stewart Johnson, American Modern, p. 175, ill. p. 60. Published in Modern American Design (AUDAC) 1930, p. 86

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection

designed about 1928; made 1928–31

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné



171.45 x 34.29 x 34.29 cm (67 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Brushed chromium-plated brass, cast iron, electrical fittings




Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices