Pair Art Deco Holophane Ceiling Lights By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
- An incredible pair of rare Art Deco Holophane ceiling pendants, designed by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann for 'Galerie Le Bon Marché', French circa 1920. -These lights originally hung in Le Bon Marché, the oldest department store in Paris and one of the oldest in the world. In the 1920s great names of the time such as Edgar Brandt and Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann were asked to convert the department store into a more modern Art Deco environment. These ceiling pendants were part of the new interior that also included handrails and balustrades. - Each chandelier encompasses two sections of prismatic glass which are marked Holophane, held together by a stunning nickel plated bronze gallery. - Wear commensurate with age, incredible verdigris in places across the two galleries, some chipping and scratches to the Holophane glass. Both are in fantastic condition and structurally very solid. - 74cm high, 36cm wide, 36cm deep. - Rewired and PAT tested, price is for the pair.
Holophane Originally founded in 1898 the hallmark of Holophane luminaires was the borosilicate glass reflector, which acted as a prism providing a combination of uplight and downlight, to illuminate any environment evenly without creating dark spots or glare. As a result Holophane lights were frequently used in churches, as street-lights and to illuminate older factories and industrial spaces.
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