French Art Deco table lamps by Andre Delatte
|Styles / Movements||Art Deco|
|Manufacturer / Brand||Daum Nacy|
|Materials||Glass and wrought iron|
|Dimensions||W. 4.72 in; H. 11.02 in; D. 4.72 in;
W. 12 cm; H. 28 cm; D. 12 cm;
|Condition||Good condition – used with small signs of aging & blemishes|
|Description||French Art Deco table lamps by Andre Delatte (Jarville, near Nancy), France, late 1920s. Glass and wrought iron. Spotted blown double glass shade. Colors: orange and black. Wrought iron base by Morin & Cie Lyon, France.
Signed “ADelatte Nancy” (very difficult to capture on a photo, but it is!).
About André Delatte: Andre Delatte was born in 1887. Far from being born in Châtenois (Vosges, France) from the world of art, he became a great banker. Among his customers are the Muller Brothers (Muller Freres). They become friends. Delatte visits studios and the Muller’s discovers his passion for the glass, especially in the chemical aspect. He leaves the bank and studies chemistry. After his diplomas, in 1919, he starts a studio in Nancy (rue du Faubourg des 3 Maisons), where he decorates pieces of glass made by the Muller Freres frères. Two years later, he built his first oven in Jarville, near Nancy. About thirty people work for him. Many come from the Daum glass factory.The studios are moving to Nancy (16 rue de Metz). Faubourg des 3 Maisons studios are reserved for work when it is hot. The company is called Verreries de l’Est which is in line with the Delatte’s ambitions. Soon, he compares with the most famous glass factory in Nancy. This success can be explained by the Delatte’s talent in business. He knows that the best people choose to place them in the right place in his company, such as Paul Maheux, who manages glass production. All the most beautiful pieces made in the glass factory in the 1930s are the fruit of his work.André Delatte understands the Art Deco approach very well and produces pieces in accordance with the tastes of the people during this period. In 1926, around 60 people work for his glassworks and his headquarters is located Quai Ligier in Nancy. But the crisis and production from Eastern Europe make the Delatte the glass factory its doors in 1933. André Delatte moves to Cavaillon in southern France to be closed in 1937, and is successful in the work of insurance. He will die in 1953 from a heart attack during a stay in Toulouse, where he went to see his granddaughter. He is buried in Toulouse,
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