Verrerie D’art Degué | 2 Art Deco Wall Lights | France c.1930
A pair of art deco wall lights by David Gueron for Degué. The glass plaques signed Degue and set into their original 1930’s nickel plated frames of matching geometric design. France c.1930
Ht.30/12. Dpth.20/8. W.24/9.5
Verrerie D’art Degué, Compiègne 1919-1939
- David Gueron, of Turkish origin and a former fighter of the French Foreign Legion, was the founder of the “Cristalleries De Compiegne”.
- In 1926 Gueron founded a new factory, which he called “Verrerie D’Art Degue” and put his full attention on the designing and production of Art Deco luxury art-glass.
- His factory was located on the “Boulevard Malesherbes” and his showroom was on the “41 rue de Paris”.
- Gueron foolishly copied the designs of other successful French glass artists like Daum, Muller Frères and Schneider, the latter taking him to court.
- The lengthily law process (1926-1932), cost both firms a lot of money and financially ruined both companies even though Schneider won the case.
- When the Second World War started David Gueron shut his glassworks and fled France and was last seen in Paris in 1949.