Aage Rafn - Nordic Design London Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Rigspolitiet Headquarters, Copenhagen, 1924

  • Catalogue Essay

    Together with Hans Jørgen Kampmann, Christian Kampmann, Holger Jacobsen, and Anton Frederiksen, Aage Rafn designed the Rigspolitiet Headquarters in Copenhagen from which the present pair of lamps originate. Along with the interior lighting Rafn is also specifically responsible for the circular courtyard. The reserved lines of the patinated bronze form of the present lamps echo the neo-classicist style also present on the building’s exterior.


Pair of table lamps, designed for the Rigspolitiet Headquarters, Copenhagen

Patinated bronze, opaque glass.
Each: 92 cm (36 1/4 in.) high
Manufactured by Lauritz Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Each underside stamped with TILHØRER RIGSPOLITIET and 17-1122, 461145 respectively.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £22,500

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
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+44 20 7318 4019

Nordic Design

London Auction 1 October 2015