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;

Ht.54cm/21.5in; W.28.5/11.25;

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
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