GERALD THURSTON Articulating Floor Lamp, 1950's MCM Design Oxblood Red Brass Home Lighting


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I currently have this special articulating floor lamp constructed of painted metal and brass by a designer who is considered one of the icons of Mid-Century Modern Design. In its sleek, economical design, the furnishing is characteristic of postwar American style.

Gerald Thurston (American) served as the in-house designer for the lighting atelier Lightolier throughout the 1950s and 1960s. The name "Lightolier" is a portmanteau for “light” and “chandelier”. During this period, Thurston introduced a vast array of seminal works, notable for their sleek construction befitting of postwar American sensibilities. At the height of Mid-Century Modern design, Thurston’s aesthetic caught notable attention for its mass appeal. Due to this celebrity, allegedly, the designer’s right hand was insured at an unheard of one-million dollars.

Measurements It has a extending center section that make the lamp go from 44" in low position up to 70 inches fully extended. 22" in diameter.

They came in many colors this is painted a oxblood red color with different applied patinas on the brass parts. Has the original socket cord and plug light cover all original. The color is thin on one part of the shade it's always been that way and just give the lamp a more authentic feel. Look at photo to see what I am talking about.

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I accept most major debit and credit cards, PayPal, also Etsy gift cards and offer Layaway. See Layaway Plan below.

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I ship in 1-2 business days, usually same day. International shipping available. Prices upon request. I pack and ship every piece my self and will take all responsibility for any problems based on packaging.
I have successfully shipped to Australia, Canada, Italy, Poland, UK, Mexico,
New Zealand, France, Norway and China, and look forward to many more.

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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Anything that arrives broken due to packaging or similar issues will be refunded or replaced if possible. all are insured with USPS.
Items can be returned for up to 14 days you are responsible for return shipping Item must come back in same condition as sent and there is a 15% restocking fee. No returns after 14 days.


Layaway Plan
Layaway can be arranged on Items over $100.00.
I require a 30% deposit and you have 35 days to pay additional 70%.
I hold all Items until all funds are received. Then it will be shipped in 1 business day.
There are no returns on deposit after 5 weeks Item will be relisted for sale and you lose the deposit.
Layaway is not a offered by ESTY it is the shop owner's responsibility.

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