Lot 168

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Description:

Philip Johnson and Richard Kelly for Edison Price Inc. Canister Floor Lamp
Design Introduced 1954
Composed of a brushed-brass finished canister housing a central floodlight, recessed within a steel ribbed diffuser, extending out to equidistant stretchers, balanced on four weathered brass posts, terminating at a screw-fastened enameled aluminum ring fitter, supporting a removable enameled aluminum shade. Without visible maker's mark or label.

    Provenance:
  • Property from a Bethesda, Maryland Estate

    Notes:
    Architect Philip Johnson (1906-2005) and lighting designer Richard Kelly (1910-1977) collaborated to produce this lamp model as a means of mitigating the excessive glare and reflection visible on the glazed walls of, Johnson's signature work and residence, Glass House in New Canaan that are produced by traditional, source-specific lighting. An application of Kelly's 'perception-oriented lighting design', by projecting light from a hidden source and softly reflecting it throughout an interior, light in itself is limited to only what is essential.
  • Dimensions:
  • Height overall: 41-1/2 in (105.4 cm); Diameter of shade: 25-1/4 in (64.1 cm)
  • Condition:
  • Apparently functional electrical and dimmer, apart from: minor flaked losses to finish near and along knob; minor contact wear along ring fitter and lip of shade with instances of slight warp, bending and shaved surface losses; minor toning to enamel; other normal age-appropriate handling wear with associated disruptions to patina commensurate with age, particularly to lower extremities of legs, feet; general, lesser exposure related speckling and disruptions throughout exterior of canisters and posts with minor verdigris and debris accretion to recesses, particularly between outer case and post-spacer mounts; minor bending to plug prongs

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December 8, 2023 10:00 AM EST
Rockville, MD, US

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Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $5
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $200
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $24,999 $1,000
$25,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $199,999 $10,000
$200,000 $499,999 $25,000
$500,000 + $50,000