Over the holidays I received a package from a friend and client. She has been over to our first house a few times and knew I was a
psycho enthusiast for all things vintage. There was a nice note saying this piece was her mom’s and sat up on a shelf in their house for many years. She had thought it was so neat since she was a little girl and wanted it to go to a good home where it would be loved.
What I received is beautiful and mysterious.
This lamp had been rewired and had new felt and no markings. I searched for “metal Art Deco face lamp,” “silver lady lamp,” “1930s lamp no one can photograph because it’s so reflective” and found nothing. I told Tammy about it and sent her a crummy picture. She emailed me back twenty minutes later with a link.
My husband jokes I don’t know how to Google anything, but I think Tammy is just magic.
This chrome-plated lamp was designed by industrial designer and illustrator Helen Dryden in 1937. Tammy was equally excited to see Ms. Dryden also illustrated several Vogue covers. She was a very successful designer and even had a hand designing the interior of the 1936 Studebaker Dictator and President vehicles.
This piece has such an interesting history and I love that it is from a dear friend. Now to find the perfect place to display it.