Mar 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2018

Peony Floor Lamp with a Bamboo Base

Peony Floor Lamp with a Bamboo Base

c. 1905–10

designer

probably by Clara Wolcott Driscoll

(American, 1861–1944)

maker

Tiffany Studios

(American, New York, 1902–1932)

Leaded glass, bronze

157.5 cm (62 in.); Shade diameter: 55.9 cm (22 in.)

Bequest of Charles Maurer 2018.267

Location

Exhibition

Did you know?

The shade on this floor lamp can be rotated with the touch of a finger to provide brighter or dimmer light.

Description

Tiffany and his designers brought the garden inside with their floral lamp designs. They also re-created the ever-changing qualities of natural light using the light and dark tonal effects of the glass when illuminated with electric lamps. This night and day version of the Peony shade could be rotated during the day to increase or decrease the amount of light it cast—intense reds for a darker glow at night, lighter pinks during the day.

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