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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 203

    A set of four chromed metal and glass sconces

    JEAN PERZEL, 1930S

    Price Realised  


    A set of four chromed metal and glass sconces
    JEAN PERZEL, 1930S
    Circular opaque glass shade (one shade with damages)
    Each 22 cm. high
    Each marked on the frame J Perzel (4)

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    The German born Jean Perzel (1892-1986) was originally trained as a glass painter in Munich, settling in Paris in 1910. From 1923 he designed lighting for modern interiors, showing his work at many international exhibitions. He was commissioned to design the lighting for the Palace of the League of Nations in Geneva, but also for cathedrals, train stations and large private houses. His clients included the Maharajah of Indore, the Belgian royal family, and Henry Ford in Detroit.

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