We are the greatest in the world at what we do… Providers, purveyors, merchants, procurators of investment-grade Art Deco. Our professional staff are academic and journalistic authorities with an expertise in Art Deco. We have given lectures and have authored articles and essays on the pursuit and passion of Art Deco. Each of our listings provide in-depth insight to this endeavor with our own published essays; recommended reading, Value beyond measure. We are the experts and work as your personal guide into the fascinating and intriguing world of collecting Art Deco. “Non Compos Mentis: the Legacy of Strange Fruit”. (authored 7.18.2019). Time Travel is inevitable, as are it’s elucidations. The Multi Universe Theory is existential and profoundly unfathomable. In due time “Goodwill” wins the day. A 14 year old child has led the way for us all, though as we know in 2019… “Evil” lurks in it’s immeasurable vastness. Gaze reflectively on The Central Park Five, Birtherism, Charlottesville, Mother Emmanuel AME Church and other endless horrific hatreds. Peril and preservation on Pennsylvania Ave. Ming the Merciless from the planet Mongo. Apologies to our friends of Asian descent regarding past sins in this regard. For our purposes here… Ming & the planet Mongo are the manifestations of all hatred and oppression, thenceforward known as “Jim Crow, “. We know it to be unmistakable, explicit and observable wretchedness. Our hero is Flash Gordon-that is his screen name/Emmett Till his actual. A prolific Time Traveler by the age of 14. Is one of an innocent jokester and prankster. Echoing again, our hero is Emmett Till. Inconvenienced by his shortened life, deceased in 1955 at the age of 14 murdered and mutilated at the hand of 2 adult racist monsters: found not guilty- a 1 hr. He saves all humanity by re-inventing the Nitron Lamps. Initially contrived as an instrument of war and most capable of mass destruction to all things “other-worldly” and human. He grows as a man and becomes the Ambassador to All the Universes. First he absconds with the lamps from Jim Crow and then re-invents them in his likeness; benevolence and fellowship abound. A 14 year old child carries the day for all humanity as he turns the Nitron Lamps of Evil to those of Goodwill!! Shows no indifference to, or tolerance of, Jim Crow. Always in his line of sight and t. Aking the task head-on. He vanquishes Evil by his hand alone. Nitron Lamps now focus as instruments of High Morality. He has won our hearts and minds. Compos mentis; with virtue and righteousness ever-present. It cannot be said enough times… Goodwill Wins the Day. 08:46 – G. 1930 bullets and red celluloid lamp stems. 2 Flash Gordon lamps. Other items can be seen in the UME store. Highest quality contemporary components: polished nickel plated weighted bases, nickel speed rings, un-braided true to the era black cloth cord, black plug, nickel spacer, aluminum pull-chain socket w/steel ball. The shades are made of the highest grade steel my copyrighted design; limited production… “Added-value” to the consumer. They are built to last 1,000 years. The concentric circle shade is hand-polished (interior is unfinished); it was then lacquered for long-lasting brilliance. The diffuser is also my design. Objects d’ art as your friends for life? Measures 21H overall/shades are 7H x 6 dia. K-Mart shade on an Art Deco Masterpiece? Now why would anyone do that? All lighting in the UME store inventory is guaranteed to be greater than 70 years old, most 80 – 100 yro. It is our professional opinion that vintage should not look like it was made yesterday, so there is no “flash” no “glimmer” no “shimmer” here. Expect the principal substance of UME offerings to have the aesthetics of a true and historic composition. Why Collect Art Deco. Art Deco and the designers of that period were influenced by previous design movements which started around 1890; i. The British and American Arts and Crafts (1890- 1915), European and American Art Nouveau (1880 – 1910), Wiener Werkstatte (Vienna Workshop, 1900 -1933) and the Bauhaus (House of Building – Germany, 1919 -1933). These earlier movements focused on curvilinear (curved lines) designs while the Bauhaus was at the forefront in establishing rectilinear (geometric) forms. In 1925 the French put on a symposium/convention to show-off their objects d’ art. At the time they were the leaders of all things related to art and design. It was called the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne. The term, Art Deco, was coined by a few of the designers that participated and after some years the term became part of the designer’s vernacular. NOTE : Germany was not invited. America did not attend as President Coolidge advised the French that we did not have any noteworthy designers. So, when engaged in casual conversation, 1925 can be regarded as the starting point for the Art Deco Period. However, academically speaking and when educating a client, I use. 1910 – 1915 as the beginning. During this timeframe designers (primarily the British) began incorporating the “circle and the square” (let us give due praise to our very own iconic architect/designer, Frank Lloyd Wright for his contribution here). Of the geometric (rectilinear) theme and thus we have the inception of what would come to be known as Art Deco. Now comes your Art Deco Bachelor’s Degree… The info I’m presenting to you next is the most important tidbit in this essay. This fact will pay substantial dividends, whether you just want to collect a few pieces that you are attracted to or go beyond that and become a dealer. IN ORDER TO BE AN “OFFICIAL” ANTIQUE AN ITEM MUST BE 100 YEARS OLD. It may come as surprise. To you that only a very few of the collectors and novice dealers in the Art Deco community are aware of this. Over the next several years you will. A “boom” in the pursuit and value of Art Deco. It all boils down to good timing, we just did the math (1910 – 1915), and it’s a simple equation. The count-down has started, 100 years is now! The item “0846 G. F. Otherworldly Time Travel Machines Vintage Art Deco Machine Age Lamps” is in sale since Wednesday, April 15, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture”. The seller is “royalwaldorf” and is located in Forest Park, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- Style: Art Deco
- Material: Glass