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Pierre Legrain

Floor Lamp

Property from an Important New York Collection

Pierre Legrain

Pierre Legrain

Floor Lamp

Floor Lamp

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Pierre Legrain

Floor Lamp


circa 1923

lacquered wood, shagreen, frosted glass

35¾ x 10¾ x 10¾ in. (90.8 x 27.3 x 27.3 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces present with an overall homogenous black lacquer finish in well-preserved condition with occasional very minor areas of discoloration. The wooden surfaces present with light surface scratches, fine hairlines and minor abrasions throughout consistent with age and gentle use. The adjustable mechanism of the shade is in working condition. The wooden frame of the shade is slightly misaligned, not affecting functionality or stability, nor visually distracting. The shagreen surface covering the upper handle of the lamp beautifully complements the minimalist design of the piece and presents with beautiful shades of cream and green. The shagreen presents with some rubbing and faint discoloration throughout consistent with gentle handling. The frosted opaque glass shade is in very good condition with some light surface scratches throughout and light soiling throughout concentrated to the upper glass lid. The lamp is wired to American standards. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and recommends having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.


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.

Private Parisian residence designed by Pierre Legrain
Hotel Drouot, Paris, December 5, 1986
Laurence Calmel and Hervé Chayette, Paris
DeLorenzo Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Laurence Salmon, Pierre Legrain: Reliures, Meubles, Cadres, Paris, 2020, pp. 142-143 (for the model in palmwood)