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A.Brière (Firm) Lighting Design Drawings

Identifier: MS-0168

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 46 design drawings for art deco interior and exterior light fixtures. Depicting a wide variety of desk and task lighting, ceiling fixtures, and standing lamps, the drawings were created with several different media -- pencil and color pencil, ink, watercolor, and gouache.


  • Creation: Circa 1925-1935

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in French.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for public research. Researchers must make an appointment to view the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

The A. Brière workshop crafted bronze and wrought iron lamps, lighting, and home decor. It is presumed to have named for its proprietor, Arsene Brière.


3.6 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Marc Selvaggio in 2016.

No archival accession number assigned.

Processing Information

Processed by Colleen McFarland Rademaker and Sarah Tronkowski in 2022.

A. Brière (Firm) Lighting Design Drawings, 1925-1935
A Guide to the Collection
Colleen McFarland Rademaker
February 8, 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the The Rakow Research Library Manuscript Collection Repository

The Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
Five Museum Way
Corning NY 14830 USA