Arts & Crafts

George Washington Maher: Rare Stained Glass Lamp

September 18, 2013

 Hanging Lamp (1907), George Washington Maher

In the upcoming October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction, LAMA is offering a rare custom lamp from George Washington Maher, the Prairie Style architect and founder of the Chicago Arts and Crafts Society. His commissions include commercial and institutional buildings, as well as numerous homes throughout the Chicago area. In these residences, Maher utilized his motif-rhythm theory to integrate a single flower or geometric shape throughout the interior. This stained glass lamp from the John Rath residence (1907) features a poppy native to the region, the unifying motif found throughout this Chicago home.

LACMA Arts & Crafts

December 7, 2012

We are very proud to represent material from one of Los Angeles’ most renowned institutions, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). A special group of 15 lots from LACMA features rare works from the American Arts & Crafts period, many of which were gifts from the late Max Palevsky. These lots are being sold to benefit future museum acquisitions. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a work from an internationally recognized museum whose provenance will always be admired.