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    Sale 12273

    Historical Design

    26 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 55

    SYRIE MAUGHAM, MANNER OF

    A NEAR PAIR OF FLOOR LAMPS, CIRCA 1935

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    SYRIE MAUGHAM, MANNER OF
    A NEAR PAIR OF FLOOR LAMPS, CIRCA 1935
    nickel-plated metal, glass
    68 ½ in. (174 cm.) high excluding shades


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    Syrie Maugham was the leading British interior designer of the second quarter of the 20th century. Often celebrated for creating the first all-white room, the current lot is similar to that shown in the apartment of Robert Filmer-Wilson at 17 South Audley Street, London, which she furnished in 1935. Under Maugham's direction, here it was accompanied by the works of other leading designers of the day, including Diego Giacometti, Marion Dorn, Serge Roche and Jean-Michel Frank.

    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    P. C. Metcalf, Syrie Maugham, New York, 2010, p. 189, similar example illustrated.