A Rare Danish Amber Septima 4 Chandelier

Circa 1936

Item Number: 9717

Location: Greenwich Village


Diameter: 15 in.

Diameter: 40 cm.

Simply beautiful, perhaps Henningsen's most alluring design. The conical corona, above a composition of seven graduated glass shades with overlapping frosted glass fields. A stabilized and almost invisible small fissure in one glass shade.
The height can easily be adjusted.
Overall height: 42"
Height of the body: 16"

The same chandelier model is illustrated by Tina Jørstian and Poul Erik Munk Nielsen (eds.) in Light Years Ahead - The Story of the PH Lamp, Denmark, 2000, pp. 237-239

Poul Henningsen (Danish, 1894-1967) was one of the most innovative lighting designers of the modern era. Henningsen ingeniously devised the PH-Lamp to provide a desirable soft and warm glow to the newly developed electric lighting. The design was shown at the seminal 1925 Paris Exposition International des arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes and patented in 1926.

Category: Lighting, Chandeliers Lanterns