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Jumbo Crab Lamp, 2022 — Model No. 016

Jumbo Crab Lamp, 2022 — Model No. 016

Regular price $4,800.00 USD
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The Vanderbilt Collection consists of two one-of-a-kind monumental floor lamps from Christopher Tennant's 2022 solo exhibition at the Vanderbilt Museum in Long Island, New York, inspired by the tastes and eccentricities of globetrotting amateur naturalist and Jazz-Age aesthete William "Willie the K" Vanderbilt.

Model No. 016 features an oil-paper shade constructed from an oversized vintage parasol with paper crane graphic produced by the Hiroshima corporation of Japan in the early 20th century.

It sits atop a lacquered bamboo column and triple-tiered, terracotta-colored base, with brass fittings, leather accents, and a cloth-covered cord.

An expertly preserved Horseshoe crab carapace (a nod to Salvador Dali’s 1938 sensation, Lobster Phone) completes the surrealist vibe.

Handmade in New York by artist Christopher Tennant.

* As all of our parasols are individually sourced antiques, the resulting shades may have small imperfections and repairs, reflecting their historic character.


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Full Height w/ Shade: 83” (210.8 cm)
Shade Width: 32" (81.2 cm)
Cord Length: 8’ (243.8 cm)

Materials: Vintage Japanese oil paper, horseshoe crab exoskeleton, backyard bamboo, tinted cement, brass fittings, lamp wire, cotton cord, 40w bulb, acrylic polymer, shellac.

UL and CUL listed.


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