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Serge Mouille

Three-Arm Ceiling Light

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Serge Mouille

Serge Mouille

Three-Arm Ceiling Light

Three-Arm Ceiling Light

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

22,680

USD

Serge Mouille

1922 - 1988

Three-Arm Ceiling Light


circa 1958

lacquered and painted metal, brass

26 ¼ in. (80 cm) drop

88 ½ in. (187 cm) maximum diameter

Overall in very good condition. The black lacquered surface appears to be original to the piece and presents with minor scattered areas of loss and accompanying minor rust marks, which are not visually distracting. The white paint inside each shade with some losses and craquelure mostly concentrated to the area near the socket and consistent with age and use. The brass elements with some oxidation throughout consistent with age. One brass tack on one of the three arms appears to have been replaced. Sotheby's does not guarantee the functionality and/or the voltage compatibility for electrical wiring, and suggests having all electrical components 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. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color 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. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

DeLorenzo Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Galerie 1950, ed., Serge Mouille Luminaires, 1953-1962, Paris, 1983, pp. 18 and 28 (for sketches of the model)
Pierre-Emile Pralus, Serge Mouille: Un Classique Français, Saint-Cyr au Mont d'Or, 2006, pp. 194-195