Important Grand French Art Deco Bronze
Georges Dunaime for Gagnon, 1925 Paris Exposition
Circa 1925, France
Elegant and important chandelier,
designed by George Dunaime
and made by Gagnon for the 1925 Paris Exposition.
Cast Satin finished Brass and Bronze
frame with great attention to Art Deco details, from top to bottom.
A Pair of birds rest stylized foliage on the side panels, which
alternate with framed frosted glass panels.
The bottom of the chandelier features a downlight filtered by the
original alabaster dome, framed in a beautifully detailed Art Deco
design. Eight skyscraper designed arms feature custom beige
parchment drum shades.
The canopy and top section of the
chandelier features decorative floral plaques and a center light
with small round disc that is illuminated. A beautiful chandelier to
grace your entry foyer, dining table or any grand space.
This sister chandelier to this
design was exhibited at the 1925 Paris Exposition, in a room
by Georges Dunaime. The design is identical, with the exception of
the arm design.
Pictured below, this was published
on Plate #67, page 145 of Maurice Dufrene's Book: 'Authentic Art
Deco Interiors from the 1925 Paris Exposition.' Dunaime and Gagnon
created other lighting pieces and vases for the 1925 exposition.
Georges Dunaime, designer of bronze
and silver works, exhibited at the famous
Exposition Internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels
modernes of 1925 in Paris.
Between 1922 and 1929 he also worked for Sèvres porcelain.
Additional Georges Dunaime
lighting items are are illustrated in "Le Luminaire", Guillaume Janneau,
Editions Charles Moreau, Paris, 1992, pages #77, #91, and #127.
Dimensions: 42 1/2" high overall.
This can be suspended from a chain if needed.
35 1/2" diameter with shades. Canopy: 5 3/8" diameter. Shades: 4"
high, 3 1/2" diameter.
Condition: In overall very good
restored condition. (July 2010) The satin finish has been touched
up with a respectful restoration. New frosted glass panels. New
custom made parchment shades.
Rewired for the USA, this fixture
will throw off a significant amount of light - we suggest
installing a dimmer with this item. Original alabaster has patina
and signs consistent with age,
as shown, which only add to the charm of this piece.
The alabaster is quite stable. If
you prefer, the alabaster bowl could be replaced with frosted glass
or a colorful art glass bowl. We are leaving that to the next owner,
however due to the importance
of this chandelier, we suggest keeping the original alabaster for
future resale. There are previous
signs of use in the downrods, one is slightly dented, and it appears
at one time, someone may
have changed the length, these issues do not detract from the
overall beauty of the piece and are
only noticeable upon very close inspection, it is not likely to be
noticed once the chandelier is hung,
however we want you to be aware of these issues.
Item # LADC238:
Price: $ 32,000.