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Maison Jansen “Gold” Table Lamp


Condition: In excellent condition, the lampshade has seen better times.

Materials: Wood base with brass construction, postiche of gold made of melted aluminium, brass sockets.

Height: 90 cm – 35.43” – adjustable rod.

Width: 45 cm – 17.71”

Electricity: 2 bulbs B22 fitting, max 2 x 75 watt – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, preferably a clear bulb.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: In all probability Maison Jansen from Paris, France. Other French companies such as Maison Charles, Maison Lancel and Maison Bagues made lights in this style, as you can see below.

Other versions: Different themes, same frame, different lampshade.

This lamp gives an impression of stream-gold; gold as can be found in it’s purest form in nature. Lamps with natural materials, minerals, fossils, gems and so on became extremely popular in the 1970s. Willy Daro (Belgium) was a specialist in this theme. You can find several examples of his creations here on Vintageinfo.

Maison Jansen or House of Jansen, was a Paris-based interior decoration company founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen. It was located at 23, rue de l’Annonciation, Paris. Today the house is the Maison Jansen museum and it also promotes contemporary artists.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Maison Jansen website

Maison Jansen Facebook

Maison Jansen on Wikipedia

Maison Jansen lights on Vintageinfo

Willy Daro lights on Vintageinfo

3 other table lamps in this style

Maison Lancel

Maison Jansen Table Lamp

Maison Bagues

Maison Bagues Table lamp


French table lamp