Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Table Lamp
From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe: A table lamp from the early 20th century consisting of a circular base with drapery swags and anthemion and supporting a round tapering stem with patera and opposing bellflowers. The paneled shade has pierced beaded lattice work framing. The lamp is made from brass and weighs over 26 lbs.
This lamp was used inside the joint offices of Marilyn Monroe Productions and Milton Greene’s working studio. Both had the same mailing address: 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY. When Marilyn and Milton parted ways, Marilyn used the lamp in her New York home.
Marilyn was interviewed inside the offices of Marilyn Monroe Productions on March 8, 1955 and Milton Greene captured the interview in photographs. This lamp can be seen behind Marilyn in the photos.
Christie’s New York: The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe, October 27-28, 1999. Click here to buy your copy of the Christie’s auction catalog for the sale of Marilyn Monroe’s personal items.