Mid Century James Mont Lamps
Pair of Hard-to-Find Rare Mid Century Modern James Mont Monumental Large Brass Lamps. Impressively decorative brass Asian style large lamps having ebonized bases, loose rings on the sides and a glamorous face motif. One of the most dazzling and notorious figures in twentieth century American design, James Mont burst onto the modern furnishing scene in the most unusual of ways. Beginning humbly at a Brooklyn electrical supply shop, Mont was able to transform himself into the go-to interior designer of both the New York underworld and of Hollywood royalty. Drawing on eastern influences and his own unpredictable personality, Mont’s designs and life make him one of the most intriguing figures of the American midcentury. Mont’s designs set him apart as a singular figure of the American midcentury. Straddling the overlapping worlds of Art Deco, Hollywood Regency, and Midcentury Modern, he conformed to and defied all of them. 16 x 16 x 34. These incredible lamps are so rare and highly sought after that an identical set is currently selling on the 1stdibs website for $2,800. Fred's Price: $900 for the set.
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