Pair Of 1950s Obelisks Attributed To Maison Jansen

I love this elegant pair of obelisks which have a black and white regency design. These would be amazing on any mantle or table to add height and drama. Obelisks feature throughout design in the 20th century and designers such as Tony Duquette, David Hicks, and Albert Hadley used them in their interior design schemes. Obelisks were prominent in the architecture of the ancient Egyptians, who placed them in pairs at the entrance of temples. Said to be a petrified ray of the sundisk Aten, the obelisk symbolised the sun god Ra and was thought to contain god. The Ancient Romans were also strongly influenced by the obelisk form, to the extent that there are now more than twice as many obelisks standing in Rome as remain in Egypt.

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Country: France
Creation Date: 1950s
Materials: Ebony and ivory
Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
Creator: Maison Jansen (Designer)
Length: 5.12 in. (13 cm)
Depth: 5.12 in. (13 cm)
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