Gilded and patinated wrought iron Mid-Century floor lamp in the style of Gilbert Poillerat. The cut-crystal baluster stem is topped by a large and lifelike water-leaf crown. The lamp is resting on three feet richly decorated with scrolls and gilded acanthus leaves. It has a white silk lampshade and 3 light bulbs.
Dim: W: 21,7 in - D: 21,7in - H: 78,7in.
Dim: L:55cm, P:55cm, H:200cm.
H. without lampshade: 156 cm.
In overall very good condition. The wiring was inspected and is in perfect working condition.
Gilbert Poillerat (1902-1988) was a French visual artist trained at the École Boulle in Paris, where he discovered metalworking. He graduated in 1921 and began working in Edgar Brandt's workshop, an important French industrialist who specialized in armaments and construction ironwork. He worked with Brandt for six years and then began working for Baudet, Donon, and Roussel, a company that made elevators and metallic structures. He was still working with the group when, in 1928, he began displaying his own creations under his own name. The period is characterized by the progressive abandonment of straight lines and angles in favor of curves and convolutions. Beginning in 1935, Poillerat received prestigious orders such as a commission for the doors of the Palais de Chaillot, the gating for the National Library, or the light fixtures of the restaurant in the Eiffel Tower. At times the young iron worker would move away from the monumental to apply his multiple talents to various objects : lamps, andirons, small interior screens, or figurines that were inspired by iron workers from past eras.