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Frederick Cooper Furniture

In the early 20th century, a Chicago artist named Frederick Cooper found himself captivated by home lighting and electric lamps, which were only common in approximately half of American households during the mid-1920s. Cooper, whose primary media were sculpture and painting, began to design stately, modern table lamps that mirrored the grandeur of the burgeoning architecture in the Windy City.

Cooper accrued some notoriety as a forward-looking lamp designer who combined materials like brass, ceramics, glass and wood to create exquisitely crafted lamps, particularly at a time when the striking chrome finishes and sharp geometric angles of Art Deco lighting had become immensely popular.

The Frederick Cooper Lamp Company was eventually sold to Benjamin Markle and Russian immigrant Leo Gershanov. Under their stewardship after the Second World War, the manufacturer flourished in Chicago and the local lighting artisans at Stiffel gained a formidable competitor. The timing was particularly ripe — the demand for table lamps to furnish new houses exploded, and the company built on Cooper’s artistic reputation and his signature styles.

Lighting designers at Frederick Cooper innovated in the years that followed, integrating alluring materials like glazed ceramics, painted porcelain, marble and jade. Apart from the classic Art Deco designs that defined the studio’s work in its early days, the company’s craftsmen experimented with Asian-inspired designs and produced floor lamps, wall lights, modernist chandeliers and other fixtures in varying furniture styles such as Neoclassical, Hollywood Regency and Empire.

Now owned by Wildwood, the Frederick Cooper Lamp Company has collaborated with many high-profile designers such as Larry Laslo, Mario Buatta and others on a range of lighting projects.

Find an extraordinary collection of Frederick Cooper floor lamps, table lamps and other fixtures on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Frederick Cooper
Dealer: Dogfork
Opaline Glass & Brass Kerosine Style Table Lamp by Fredrick Cooper
By Frederick Cooper
Located in San Francisco, CA
A lovely mid-20th century lamp by Frederick Cooper has kerosine lamp hardware at the top of elegantly shaped milky, opaline glass. The brass base matches...
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Mid-20th Century Frederick Cooper Furniture

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Brass

Mid-20th Cent. White Opaline Glass & Brass Lamp - Frederick Cooper
By Frederick Cooper
Located in San Francisco, CA
A table lamp with opaline glass that has a complex, almost smoke-like appearance. It has an elegant shape with brass accents- a base with cast acanthus leaf details. Made by Frederic...
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1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

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Frederick Cooper furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Frederick Cooper furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Frederick Cooper furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Frederick Cooper were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by George Kovacs, Design Technics, and Tony Paul. Prices for Frederick Cooper furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $175 and can go as high as $11,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,650.
Questions About Frederick Cooper Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Frederick Cooper created lamps by mixing mediums such as brass, fabric, glass and wood. The lamp designs reflect the chrome finish and sharp, geometric angles of Art Deco lighting. Shop a selection of Frederick Cooper lamps from some of the world’s top collectors on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Frederick Cooper was an artist from Chicago known for his sculptures and watercolor paintings. Fascinated by the recent invention of lamps, Cooper designed his own artful lighting fixtures with glass, wood, fabric and brass. Shop a selection of Frederick Cooper lamps from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Frederick Cooper lamps were first made in 1923. He produced light fixtures out of brass, fabric, glass, wood and other materials at his studio in Chicago, Illinois. Today, the company he founded manufactures lamps in High Point, North Carolina. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Frederick Cooper lamps.

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