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Samuel Yellin

Pair of Floor Lamps

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 USD

Property from a Private Family Collection

Samuel Yellin

Samuel Yellin

Pair of Floor Lamps

Pair of Floor Lamps

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

21,420

USD

Property from a Private Family Collection

Samuel Yellin

Pair of Floor Lamps


circa 1925

wrought iron, parchment shade

each impressed SAMUEL YELLIN

66 1/2 in. (168.9 cm) high each

5 1/2 in. (14 cm) diameter of each shade

Overall in very good condition. The iron surfaces are incredibly rich and tactile with irregularities inherent to production which underscore the handwrought quality of the work. The iron presents with some occasional extremely minor surface scratches and abrasions consistent with age and gentle handling. The iron throughout presents with rubbing, traces of oxidation and light surface soiling particularly concentrated to the legs and recessed areas of the design and consistent with age. The parchment shades are in good condition overall and present with wrinkling throughout, a few minute abrasions and wear concentrated to the edges and scattered areas of discoloration consistent with age and use. One shade with a more pronounced area of discoloration at the lower rim, measuring approximately 2 x 1 inches and not visible when the shade is installed. One shade presents with a small tear to the upper rim measuring approximately ¼ inch, which appears stable and not visually distracting. The seams of both one shade presents with slight separation but holds in place when installed. The other seam of the other shade has separated except at the upper trim and still holds in place when installed; this could be easily stabilized by a conservator. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. An impressive pair with great visual presence, floral details, and provenance. 


 In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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 PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Commissioned directly from the artist by Harry R. Allen, New York, circa 1925
Thence by descent to the present owner
Jack Andrews, Samuel Yellin, Metalworker, Ocean City, MD, 1992, p. 8 (for a period photograph of a related model in Samuel Yellin's workshop)