FINE PAIR OF ART DECO NICKEL-PLATED STYLIZED FIGURAL TABLE LAMPS
Circa 1930s, signed to the reverse "M. Bouraine"
Item # 105HRP14S
A remarkable pair of Art Deco period lamps depicting stylized female figures standing before swirling twists of fabric over a stepped base raising the lighted elements behind a chromed steel stepped shade. This is a collapsing form designed with riveted sheets hung by beaded chain and topped by a loose finial cap of the same form. The reverse of each figure is signed in the cast "M. BOURAINE". Brilliant, exquisite and remaining in fine original condition. Circa 1930s.
Note, the sale packet will include the original Christie's invoice and a 1993 article by Architectural Digest ("Architectural Digest Visits: Barbra Streisand", Architectural Digest, December 1993, pp. 88-99, present pair illustrated on p. 91.) discussing Barbara Streisand's Malibu home custom designed in the Art Deco taste picturing the present pair of lamps in the living room.
- Collection of Barbara Streisand from her home in Malibu, CA
- Christie's, New York, Sale 1011 Rock House Sale, February 5, 2002, lot 305, achieved $ 27,025 USD
- Acquired from the above for a private collection
Measurements: 28 1/4" H x 5 7/8" D (base) x 12 1/8" D (shade) x 18" W (shade)
Some tarnish to nickel, overall with a fine polish. Some scuffing to the lamps (likely from the inner edges rubbing when collapsed). The finials rest on the chains by weight only, not affixed. Trace pitting to the nickel plating.