Gordon & Jane Martz Mid Century Modern Floor Lamp / End Table
An elegant Mid Century Modern floor table lamp by designers Gordon and Jane Martz (American, 1924-2015 / /American, 1929-2007). The floor lamp is hand carved of walnut and is a chic combination of form and function. The floor lamp features a round glazed stoneware top attached to the Lamp's pipe serving as side table. The MCM floor lamp can be used as a nightstand / bedside light source or a floor lamp in the living room or in the foyer. The floor lamp is a property from the Estate of Donald E O'Connor, Washington, D.C.
Note: the Lamp does not come with the shade
About Gordon and Jane Martz :
The creators of Martz lamps and pottery met at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, where they were both students. Gordon and Jane Martz married when they graduated in 1951, and they began their married life by moving to Jane's home, Veedersburg, Indiana. Jane Marshall Martz was from the family that owned Marshall Studios, a lamp company founded in 1922 by Jane's grandmother, known affectionately in the family as "Muz". Jessie "Muz" Marshall had started her career hand-painting lampshades in her Indianapolis home. The shades led to lamp bases, and the bases led to a small Indianapolis factory producing a line of turned wood lamps with hand-painted shades. By 1951, the company had been in Veedersburg for ten years, in a building originally built as a WPA project. Marshall Studios was then in the hands of Jane's parents, Nicholas and Grace Marshall, who wanted the young couple to contribute their talents to the enterprise.
Gordon and Jane Martz (American, 1924-2015 | American, 1929-2007) Floor Lamp glazed stoneware, walnut, linen unmarked
Property from the Estate of Donald E O'Connor, Washington, D.C.
Condition: Good. Refinished. Wear is consistent with age and use.
Style: Mid Century Modern
Dimensions: 61" H x 22.5" Diam
Height of table: 20.25" H
Diameter of base: 13" Diam
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