These lights are cast but better than the later 50s models, they are bronze not brass finished and come in a much larger size, they are a real statement piece and command attention in any setting. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. He was a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, and one of his buildings is listed as an official historical monument. He was the recipient of the silver medal at the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, and the 1934 Prix Blumenthal. Arbus was a furniture designer, sculptor and architect.He often worked with several artists from Toulouse, the designer Georges Soutiras, the painter Marc Saint-Saëns and sculptors painters Joseph Monin and Henry Parayre. Arbus exhibited his work at the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, where he won the silver medal for a lowboy he designed with Marc Saint-Saëns. Meanwhile, his work was also exhibited at the Société des artistes décorateurs and the Salon d'Automne. By 1932, his work was exhibited at the Galerie des Quatre-Chemins in Paris. He won the Prix Blumenthal in 1934. Arbus designed the new Planier Light in Marseille with André Crillon in 1947.
Arbus became a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1965. Arbus died on December 12, 1969 in Paris.
The Fondation André Arbus was established by his daughter, Madeleine Thorel Arbus, in conjunction with the Fondation de France. The Phare du Planier has been listed as an official historical monument by the French Ministry of Culture since September 13, 2012. Meanwhile, his furniture has been auctioned by Sotheby's, Christie's, and Bonhams. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland.Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED).
Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team. The item "RARE PAIR OF LARGE BRONZE ANDRE ARBUS 1940 HAND WALL SCONCE LAMPS CLASSIC FRENCH" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Lamps\20th Century". The seller is "wimbledon-furniture-01" and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.