Attributed Raymond Subes, Paris | 2 Wrought-Iron & Alabaster Wall Lights | C1930
A pair of large and impressive wrought iron and alabaster art deco wall lights attributed to the famous designer Raymond Subes. The metalwork designed with stylised seed pods and tendrils a signature design seen in much of his metal-work.(see pictures) The metal work is however apparently unsigned; France,c.1930;
Raymond Subes, Paris, b.1893-d.1970
- Studied in Paris under Emile Robert becoming artistic director of Borderel and Robert in 1919. He trained to eventually become one of the most pre-eminent designer and producer of decorative wrought-iron of his generation.
- 1927 and French art critic G.Mourey described Subes as “our best ironworker today” in The Studio.
- By 1930 his work had become geometric and linear in the art deco style. His light fittings incorporate shades of alabaster, marble, frosted glass and even silk.
- Among his many commissions was wrought-ironwork for the liners Normandie, Atlantique and Ile De France