A pair of bronze floor lamps/uplighters serpents coiled upon basketweave bases and their heads supporting red patinated spun aluminium shades, in the manner of Edgar Brandt, 1970s.
The standing snake lamps are typical of Edgar Brandt's style and these particular lamps were made around 20-30 years after the original lamps which continuously break record prices at auction.
Edgar Brandt (1880-1960) was a French ironworker who created gates, lamps and chandeliers in bronze, iron and steel. His patination techniques and colours achieved stunning results. He worked on many large projects, including restoring the doors ar the Palace of Versailles, the Mollien staircase at the Louvre and the Grande Theatre Municial in Nancy to name a few. Brandt worked was influenced by ancient Egyptian and Grecian motifs and forms.
Currently on display in our London Collection, at The Talisman Building, New Kings Road in collaboration with Wick Antiques and Fileman Antiques at the Coach House Pianos Showroom.
Pair of Bronze Snake Floor Lamps, circa 1970 after Edgar Brandt