Unique Mid-Century Driftwood Lamp by Fritz Abplanalp

$1,950.00

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Unique Mid-Century Driftwood Lamp by Fritz Abplanalp
This beautiful, one-of-a-kind white driftwood lamp, made circa 1940s, is attributed to artist Fritz Abplanalp.

Measurements: 39″ tall. 14″ x 8.7″ at base.
Materials: Chalk sculptures with wood base and clear acrylic tabletops held on by brass knobs.
Condition: Some signs of agewear, but otherwise solid.

Fritz Abplanalp was a Swiss woodcarver who worked in Hawaii during the 1930s-40s. In 1935, he was recruited by the department store S. and G. Gump and Company to come to Hawaii and produce hand-carved souvenirs. He carved wooden perfume containers, screens, trays, lamps, and figural sculptures for sale in the store, and also produced special-order woodworking for homes and commercial interiors. In 1939, he won the grand prize at a Honolulu Museum of Art exhibition.
In 1942, with the war rendering Hawaii’s tourism nonexistent, he joined the faculty of Kamehameha Schools to teach woodworking and drafting. Abplanalp’s monkeypod sculpture, The Offering (Hawaiian Dancer), is owned by the Honolulu Museum of Art.

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