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    Casablanca table lamp from Rick's Café Américain. (Warner Bros., 1942) Vintage original exotic table lamp set piece from Rick's Café Américain, the iconic central setting of one of the greatest American movies of all time. Consisting of a 2-piece lamp constructed of metal-tiered base with shaft measuring 12.25 in. tall and (1) bellflower-shaped lampshade of bent metal substructure with stretched silk covering. The shade is ornamented with a geometric ribbon piping around the bottom edge, embellished with hanging tassels of strung bugle beads, glass tube beads, faceted round pastel beads and clear glass walnut end pieces. The stand exhibits age and some scratching to the paint surface. Shade fabric exhibits age, wear, soiling and a 1 in. round melted area to the lower shade and small breach over one metal rib. The ornamental tassels exhibit some bead loss and exposed stringing thread. Retaining original cord, plug and socket. Interior shade clasp is a clip adapter. This historic decorative set piece is not only beautiful in and of itself important in the landmark film, but as a piece that contributes boldly to the themes and motifs at play in doors, floor tiles and the geometric light lamps throw throughout the design of the entire project. Exhibiting expected age and patina. In vintage good condition. Provenance: Christie's Los Angeles, June 7, 1997, Lot 214.

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    December, 2018
    11th Tuesday
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