This planter was supplied by Syrie Maugham for the DeWitt Wallace home, named 'The Castle' by the locals, on a wooded bluff overlooking Bryam Lake in Mt. Kisco, New York, circa 1946-1947. The decoration of rooms for Mrs. DeWitt Wallace was Syrie Maugham's largest post war commission.
cf. Lopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, 1997, p. 248 for an illustration of a sea shell shaped wall lamp in staff, Alberto Giacometti, 1936.