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Italian Art Deco Desk Lamps


Condition: In very good condition, beautiful patina on the brass.

Materials: Brass, mint green painted metal lamp shade, painted with wrinkle paint, white painted inside, glass base, one nickel-plated brass and porcelain socket (small table lamp), brass and porcelain socket (big one).

Big one:

Height & Width: 34 cm – 13.38”

Base: 17,8 x 12,3 cm  – 7.00 x 4.84”

Small one:

Height & Width: 22 cm – 8.66”

Base: 13,6 x 9,6 cm – 5.35 x 3.77”

Electricity: 1 x 75 watt bulb E27 – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, preferably a small round one; white, opaque, frosted or clear. 

Period: 1920s – 1940s – Bauhaus, art deco, interwar – interbellum.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised. 

These beautiful lamps are made in the style of the lights produced by the Italian company Fontana Arte and designed by Pietro Chiesa. They are rewired for safety reasons.

There is a label on the bottom of both lamps from a shop with 2 branches in Charleroi, Belgium that is long gone. One shop was in the “Passage de la Bourse” a famous shopping mall build in 1890-1893 and designed by Edmond Legraive. The other shop was around the corner in the Rue de College. R. Muhr, founded in 1853 ended business around 1986.

Italian Art Deco Desk Lamps, R. Muhr, Charleroi

Italian Art Deco Desk Lamps