Attributed to William Lescaze
American, 1896 - 1969
Lamp, c. 1933

H. 32 x W. 11 (shade) in.

William Lescaze immigrated to the United States in 1920, and began an architectural partnership with George Howe in 1929. Their best-known work is the 1932 Philadelphia Savings Fund Society building, considered to be one of the first modern structures in America. Lescaze also designed furniture, lighting, and many small accessories for the firm’s clients. This ingenious lamp, featured in 1934 in House Beautiful, was made for the edge of a desk and held in place by a spherical counterweight.