GRETA MAGNUSSON GROSSMAN
"COBRA" FLOOR LAMP
produced by Ralph O. Smith, Burbank, California
enameled aluminum, enameled steel, chrome-plated steel
with manufacturer's mark RALPH O SMITH/BURBANK CALIF
54¾ x 18½ x 12 in. (139 x 47 x 30.4 cm)
Overall in very good condition. An iconic piece by the Swedish designer, the floor lamp includes two fully adjustable shades, one of which functioning solely as a reflector to enhance light produced by the other. The enameled surfaces appear to be in original condition and present with expected but minor signs of age, namely light surface scratches, scuffs and very minor scattered areas of discoloration concentrated to the base and shades. The base with very minor nicks to the edges, consistent with gentle handling and not visually distracting. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Greta Magnusson Grossman: Designer, exh. cat., R & Company, New York, 2000, p. 20