WAS Benson table lamp

Willian Arthur Smith Benson (UK 1854-1924)

Model 1079 brass lamp with original vaseline glass shade by J.Powell & Sons. Stamped ‘Benson’ in two places.

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LC1 chair.

Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand

Cassina. 1960s

Early numbered LC1 chair designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand and manufactured by Cassina, Italy 1960. The LC1 is an icon and was originally designed in 1928 and was produced by Cassina from the 1960s. This is a very early production number 1509, which relates to the first productions by Cassina in the 1960s. Impressed signature, model number and production number.

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Marianne Brandt paper tray

Marianne Brandt (Ger. 1893 – 1983)

Rare modernist paper tray c.1931 made by Ruppelwerk GmbH, Gotha, Germany from a design by Marianne Brandt the German painter, sculptor, photographer, metalsmith, and designer who studied at the Bauhaus. This tiny functional utensil/object embodies many of the principles of early modernist design synonymous with the Bauhaus at the time of its manufacture.

Lacquered metal. 4.1 x 13 x 9.8 cm. Stamped to the underside.

Oswald Vermaercke (attrib.) Desk

Oswald Vermaercke (attrib.)

A large double sided desk. One side of the desk has a sliding door below a low standing shelf and the other side of the desk has five pull out drawers.

This desk has been attributed to the Belgian designer Oswald Vermaercke in that it has clear similarities to Vermaercke’s ‘Oslo’ desk for V-Form from the same period. It is possibly a variation on the design or is an earlier prototype?

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Theo de Wit desk chair.

Theo de Wit (Nl. early c.20th)

Modernist cantilever chair by Dutch designer Theo de Wit for EMS Overschie. The design would have only been manufactured for a short period in the mid 1930s. It is n all original condition with just one small veneer repair to the front edge of the plywood seat.

Ref: 1/ Metal Tubular Chairs P.43 / 2/Bierens de Haan ‘Schoonheid van het Moderne Binnenhuis’ 1830s.

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Ernest Race BA23 chairs

Ernest Race Set of five BA23 aluminium chairs. Circa 1945-64.

The BA23 was one of the first mass-produced, cast aluminium chairs in the world – Over 250,000 were manufactured.
Wood was scarce in 1945 and the British Government encouraged manufacturers to use new materials that were more available – like aluminium – which was plentiful due to the decommissioning of weapons and aircraft. It was an immediate success, becoming the showpiece of the ‘Britain Can Make It’ exhibition of 1946.

The chairs are in original condition with definite signs of age and use.

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