Art Deco frosted glass Ceiling Light with stylised flower pattern

Art Deco frosted glass Ceiling Light with stylised flower pattern

Art Deco frosted glass Ceiling Light with stylised flower pattern

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Art Deco frosted glass Ceiling Light with stylised flower pattern:
the frosted dish with stylised flowers and leaves suspended on three chains from top boss. 1930s, restored with inner ring of electric lamps.

Height:27"-69.0cm
Width:19"-50.0cm

Art Déco

A popular movement in the 1920s and 30s, promoted by Ruhlmann and other great Paris furniture manufacturers, and the big department stores. The style was influenced by Aztec and Egyptian design, the Ballets Russes, Hollywood musicals and the new ocean-going liners. It featured stepped and geometric designs, sunrays and chevrons.

stylised

With a design taken from, rather than a faithful imitation of, nature.

top boss, boss

A knob or stud or other round, protruding ornament; the architectural term meaning circular roundel on a the crossing of a ceiling vault. We use 'top boss' to describe the decorative metal knob where the chains or struts meet at the top of a chandelier.

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