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Edgar Brandt Umbrella Stand
- The famed Edgar Brandt fashioned this umbrella stand using his master material: wrought iron
- Highly stylized with bold triangular forms, the stand showcases the geometry of Art Deco aesthetic
- Brandt utilized a combination of a power hammer and hand-hammering to texture the metal
- He married old techniques with modern technology to create his distinctive personal style
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Edgar Brandt was the leading metal. . .
Edgar Brandt was the leading metal artisan of the Art Deco era. Educated at the prestigious École Nationale Professionale de Vierzon, Brandt designed lamps, gates, architectural ironwork, andirons, radiator grilles and other objects for a number of buildings at the Paris exhibition, as well as for his own showroom. His career reached new heights in the 1920s with a multitude of important commissions including the Louvre’s intricate iron banisters of the Escalier Mollien and the 1925 World’s Fair’s Porte d’Honneur entrance gates. Brandt was also commissioned to create important public works such as the metalwork for the flaming circle and surrounding bronze at the head of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe. An important fixture in the history of ironwork artistry, objet by Brandt such as this umbrella stand are highly coveted by collectors today.
25“ high x 39” wide x 6“ deep
M.S. Rau, New Orleans, Erté and the Era of Art Deco, October 14, 2023 - January 3, 2024