A Rare Danish Amber Septima 4 Chandelier
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.