In a catalogue seesawing between the 16th century and the 1980s, the Fifties shone with this lamp by Jean Royère.
Jean Royère (1902-1981), Persian floor lamp, patinated and gilded metal, ca. 1950, h. 183 cm, diam. 60 cm.
Perhaps because of its sinuous lines inspired by Persian plant motifs, or the prospect of new outlets in the Near East envisaged by its creator, this seven-branch floor lamp dreamed up by Jean Royère in around 1950 was dubbed "Persane". The supple forms of his designs totally reflected the organic movement that influenced furniture after the Second World War. In any event, it was a rejuvenating breath of fresh air much appreciated today, as witness the €146,000 fetched by this lamp.