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Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp


Materials: Brass, cane, iron, plastic, Bakelite socket.

Height (with lampshade): 64,5 cm / 25.39”

Width Lampshade: 33,5 cm / 13.18”

Base: 11,5 x 11,5 cm  – 4.52” x 4.52”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. In this setting a big white globe bulb is used.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised, in all probability an Italian company.

This light is made in brass, decorated with cane. The wiring is Italian and has its original Italian plug with 3 pins. The wiring, plug and socket are Italian and made by the VLM company from Buccinasco near Milan. It has the fantastic Achille Castiglioni switch also made by VLM. More info about VLM here on Vintageinfo.

Similar lamps were designed by Fratelli Mannelli for Signa and there is also a table lamp from Gucci in this style. All company’s originate in Florence, Italy.

A similar lamp from Fratelli Mannelli can be found on Vintageinfo: Fratelli Mannelli Table Lamp


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Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp - VLM Components

Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp

Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp

Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp