20th Century American Polished Brass Lightolier Table Lamp by Gerald Thurston
A tall, vintage Mid-Century modern American table lamp made of hand crafted polished brass, designed by Gerald Thurston and produced by Lightolier, in good condition. The desk light is composed with a round white-yellow linen shade and an acrylic diffuser, which slightly blocks the light of the three-way light socket. The lamp is supported by a colorful, faceted marble base. The wires have been renewed. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1950, United States.
Base: 1.25" H x 7.25" W x 7.25" D
Shade: 7.25" H x 17" diameter
Gerald Thurston was an American designer and artist, born in 1914, United States, the date and place of death are unknown. He was one of the most innovative, ingenious lighting designers of the postwar time period. Thurston is know for his elegant forms and sleek materials. He designed, worked many years with the lighting manufacture Lightolier. Thurston's personal life and professional training remains lost in history.
Lightolier is an American lighting manufacturer, founded in 1904 by Bernhard Blitzer. Their original name was the New York Gas and Appliance Co. Since the beginning the specialized in creating decorative chandeliers before shifting to high-end design, production in the late 1920's. Lightolier introduced the first track lighting system in the 1960's, designed by Anthony C. Donato. They were the first lighting manufacturer who introduced digital lighting system in the 1990's. Later on, in 2007, Philips Royal Electronics acquired the company.
Material: Marble, Metal, Plastic
Details: Polished Brass
Country of Origin: United States
Dimensions: 28.25" H