34 | James Mont, Table Lamp, USA, 1940s

Starting price2,400
Auction No. 750 takes place:
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  • Details


    • Wood, carved, red grounded, silver painted, mirror glass, lamp mounting
    • USA, 1940s
    • Design: James Mont (1904-1978), US American Designer of the midcentury
    • Hight lamp foot in rectangular ground shape on a flat base with retracted edges
    • Openworked, bamboo-shaped sides mounted on mirror glass
    • Two-light fixture
    • Height: ca. 71 cm
    • This asian-inspired table lamp is a typical example of the flamboyant and exotic style of the US American midcentury designer James Mont
    • Expert estimate: € 5,000
    • This object is sold through the European office
    Object checked by Art Loss Register
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition


    The lamp is in age-related condition with usual traces of usage and minor lost of wood on the neck. Some edges are slightliy rubbed. Nevertheless the piece is visually appealing and showing a beautiful patina. Without lampshade. The function has not been tested, so we cannot guarantee the functionality. The height measures c. 71 cm. (kre)

    James Mont (1904-1978)

    James Mont was a man shroud in mystery, one whose life details were often sketchy. Presumably, he was born Demetrios Pecintoglu in Istanbul in 1904, he may have studied art and architecture in France and Spain and moved with his family to the United States in the early 1920s. From the early 1930s and into the 1960s, Mont was one of the most prominent designers and decorators on the East Coast. His forte was creating furniture that offered a stylish and dramatic, yet modern, take on historical forms and details—most of his designs drew on Asian influences, though he often employed classical elements in his pieces. (kre)

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