Medium: Walnut, chromeplated bronze details
Dimensions: 69.25" high x 21" diameter (base)
This elegant floor lamp, a design from the early 1930s by Jules Leleu, features a tapered stem in walnut--a long vertical element that unites the complementary shapes of the lamp's playful feet and unusually modern chrome-plated shade.
To our knowledge, this floor lamp is one of the first known examples of Leleu using a stand-alone metal shade.
Referenced as Floor Lamp no. 1987 in Leleu's Livre des création (1932)
For an illustration of an identical floor lamp, see:
Siriex, Françoise. The House of Leleu. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2008. 342
Jutheau, Viviane. Jules et André Leleu. Paris: Editions Vecteurs, 1989. 94.
Mobilier & Décoration, 1933. 429.