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Art Deco Peacock Table Lamp by Walter Von Nessen Circa 1929 Miller Lamp Company The Woofle Bird

Von Nessen Woofle Bird Table Lamp, 1929 for the Miller Lamp Company. 

The Art Deco styling and design of the table lamp is all about the accents, the small bulb is in the back of the body and when lit, the light shoots up the tail while the faucet cut eyes will glow the bluish color. 
These were originally sold as a pair but one is very rare to be seen and one will not dimmish the amazing look the Von Nessen designed lamp will add to your house.

The Very rare Woolfie Lamp by Nessen designed in 1929 for the Miller Lamp Company. The Miller Lamp Company's 1929 catalog called the lamp "The Woofle Birds"
The Woofle Bird lamp was designed for the Miller Glass Company in three color-schemes for use in boudoirs or nurseries. Today, these adorable lamps add whimsy to tearooms, kitchens, offices, bedrooms, or on shelves displaying lamp collections. Woofle Bird lamps were only manufactured in 1929.

Walter von Nessen
"Born in Germany, Walter von Nessen virtually pioneered the field of modern residential lighting. Before World War I, Walter von Nessen studied under Bruno Paul at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin and taught at the Charlottenburg Art School. Following the war, he worked for architect Peter Behrens in Berlin and designed furniture in Stockholm from 1919 to 1923. Von Nessen immigrated to the United States in 1923 and opened Nessen Studios, with his wife Margaretta, in New York City in 1927. His practice was almost exclusively devoted to the design and fabrication of architectural lighting. He quickly created a name for himself, attracting the attention of leading architects with his sleek industrial designs. Von Nessen began to receive commissions to design lighting and other household items for top clients and was among the first wave of American industrial designers. He was also among the industrial designers such as Russel Wright, and Lurelle Guild, who designed wares for the Chase Copper and Brass Company in the 1930s." from Cooper Hewitt website

Size: 10 1/2 inches tall x 8 1/2 inches wide x 5 1/4 inches wide base. 
Condition: The lamp has some paint loss but is all original and never altered. The cord will need to be replaced, even though the cord is slightly newer than the lamp, it will need updating. Some paint loss in areas, head and the back of the tail show bare metal and light rusting in spot. The Structure is fine and can be restored to its beautiful condition. Please see the images for more details and a visual description. 

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NOTE:
The price for shipping is for US buyers only. If you are an overseas buyer please contact me before purchase to get a shipping quote. Please provide me with your shipping address.

 

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