Monumental and rare double-spiral wall light, designed for the Scala Cinema and Concert Hall, Aarhus Theatre

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  • Provenance

    Scala Cinema and Concert Hall, Aarhus Theatre, Aarhus, Denmark, circa 1955
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, '20-21st Century Design Art', 8 December, 2005, lot 117
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Tina Jørstian and Poul Eric Munk Nielsen, Light Years Ahead, The Story of the PH Lamp, Copenhagen, 1994, p. 268

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is one of 26 double-spiral wall lights from the Scala Cinema and Concert Hall in Aarhus. In 1981 an extensive renovation dramatically reduced the size of the Scala, during that time 12 of these wall lights were deaccessioned and the other 14 remained in situ.

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Monumental and rare double-spiral wall light, designed for the Scala Cinema and Concert Hall, Aarhus Theatre

circa 1955
Aluminium, painted aluminium, brass.
85.2 x 190 x 25.5 cm (33 1/2 x 74 3/4 x 10 in.)
Manufactured by Louis Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Estimate
£80,000 - 120,000 

sold for £86,500

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