A wonderful French art deco night lamp made around 1925 in wrought iron of excellent quality. The forged base represents Gingko biloba leaves. A popular decoration during the interbellum in France. The base holds a beautiful shade in mottled glass produced by Daum. It is signed with the usual very thin Daum Nancy France signature scratched in the warm glasspaste.
The Daum shade has an irregular shape. It's not horizontal at the top which can be seen when we turn the lamp sideways. Anyone familiar with Daum shades in double layered handblown glass with colour inclusions knows these shades are often irregular in shape. Much more than for instance coloured Muller shades. Muller made them in a mould. Daum shades are handmade.
The lamp is 18,8 cm high. It is in excellent condition. And comes rewired with new cloth covered twisted cord and a stylish brass and porcelain E14 socket so you will have no difficulties finding suitable bulbs for it. Originaly old French lamps had B22 bayonet sockets. But they are very unpractical. Good quality modern light bulbs are hardly available. And for professional restorers 90 years old sockets are forbidden to use since they are too dangerous. So I wire lamps as these with E14 sockets for which bulbs are widely available. For European countries I will add a 15 watt bulb. For the States or Japan I will rewire the lamp with an American candelabra base socket and US 2-prong plug.
Safe packaging guaranteed : As specialized restorer of French art Deco lighting for over twenty years I ship my parcels worldwide with the fragile items well protected and fully insured.
- French 1930 art deco lamp
- Designer/ Artist
- Estimated Period
- ca. 1925-1930
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes