Item sold on 2018-09-15 - Shipped on 2018-09-15
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A grand sculpture of "Orchidee" or Orchid in the form of a newel post lamp is almost 4' tall, signed "Dubois, France." From the Art Nouveau period about 1900, this statue of a barefoot young woman is captured mid stride holding an orchid in the form of a lamp.
The signature script is on the base with "France," the engraved label reads "Orchidee par Dubois." Paul Dubois was a prolific sculptor and painter who lived 1829-1905. His most famous work is a statue of Joan of Arc in the Place Saint Agustin in Paris. He has works in the Orsay Museum and on the Opera Garnier in Paris as well.
Cast in spelter, a white metal alloy similar to pewter, this naturalistic antique work of art has an original deep bronze finish. with very little wear, see photos.
Filigree lamp shades with curved stained glass panels are removable. Two standard base sockets with pull chain switches are rewired. This historic light was intended to be placed on the newel post of a grand staircase, screwed securely with mounting holes in the base.
Size is 16" x 10" excluding the shades and 45" tall.
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