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Jumbo Horseshoe Crab Lamp with Antique Parasol Shade by Christopher Tennant

About the Item

The Vanderbilt Collection consists of two one-of-a-kind monumental floor lamps from Christopher Tennant's 2022 solo exhibition at the Vanderbilt Museum in Long Island, New York, inspired by the tastes and eccentricities of globetrotting amateur naturalist and Jazz-Age aesthete William "Willie the K" Vanderbilt. Jumbo Crab Lamp, 2022, features an oil-paper shade constructed from an oversized vintage parasol with paper crane graphic produced by the Hiroshima corporation of Japan in the early 20th century. It sits atop a lacquered bamboo column and triple-tiered, terracotta-colored base, with brass fittings, leather accents, and a cloth-covered cord. An expertly preserved Horseshoe crab carapace (a nod to Salvador Dali’s 1938 sensation, Lobster Phone) completes the surrealist vibe. Handmade in New York by artist Christopher Tennant. UL and CUL listed.
  • Creator:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 83 in (210.82 cm)Diameter: 32 in (81.28 cm)
  • Style:
    Art Deco (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Bamboo,Brass,Cement,Lacquer,Paper,Shell,Terracotta,Cast,Lacquered,Needlework,Oiled,Woodwork
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    2022
  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    Available Now
  • Condition:
    Repaired: As all of our parasols are individually sourced antiques, the resulting shades may have small imperfections and repairs, reflecting their historic character.
  • Seller Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU7915232077402
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