After the war, the ateliers of Paris were busy-and innovative. The world was newly modern. Driven by ambitious fashion houses unique to the French, the lingering fantasies of the east were once again the rage-albeit married to unexpected materials. Here, bohemian mercury glass and a bronzed steel base rekindle that adventure.
A scored top has a mirror-like quality with deft antiquing and surprising depth. That sense of delicacy is repeated with an open, refined, and ultimately contrasting base. In the right light, the joints of the faux bamboo take on a slightly polished look. The result is at once glamorous and subtle. A statement in the Hollywood Regency style.