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"Carmen Miranda," Unique Art Deco Table Lamp with Inlaid Wood by Szoeke



Clearly inspired by the charismatic presence of Carmen Miranda on the stage and screen, with her vividly-colored dress topped with a hat overflowing with tropical fruit, this 1940s table lamp is graced with an stylized female figure capped with an abundance of fruit. The artist was Andrew Szoeke, who was admired in his day as one of the great graphic artists of America, putting his mastery of form and silhouette to work in furniture, type design, graphic design and Fine arts. His artisanry reached its peak in his elaborate furniture and decorative objects which featured his tour de force wood inlay, as here. One can detect burled maple, walnut, mahogany and exotic woods in various shades of blonde, reddish brown and blackish brown. The lamp base is an oblong form, surmounted by an accordian-form cylindrical final, with the lamp pole rising above. (Dimensions are for wood lamp base; with lamp pole, the piece is 21.25 inches high.)


  • Creator
    Andrew Szoeke (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1940s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Overall excellent, with minor abrasions and rubbing here and there.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865119018282

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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