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pendent shade

August 23rd, 2007

Daniel Pontius


Beige silk box pleat shade with conical wood beaded trim. Obvious ornament, the cone in this case is the ornamental motif that appears at contrasting scales. The bead trims the edge of the shade and helps to create an overall rhythm of the piece. It has an obvious utility and it reminds me of what one might see in a European drawing room c.1900. Although in which case, it would more likely be a bullion fringe rather than a simple beaded tassel which would take it out of the area of ornament and into the area of decoration. Center 44, NYC

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