1950s Italian Perforated Chandelier
Materials: Brass curved rods, gold painted iron. Long brass rod. The conical lampshades and the other painted parts are made of aluminium. The lampshades are painted red, green and light yellow/vanilla and they are perforated in the shape of a flower with 5 leaves. The canopy is painted light yellow/vanilla. White Bakelite sockets.
Rod Length: 70 cm / 27.55”
Total Height: 90 cm / 35.43”
Height: 27 cm / 10.62”
Width: ∅ 58 cm / 22.83”
Electricity: 4 bulbs E14, 4 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup small refrigerator light bulbs were used. This chandelier has two circuits. 1 for the lamp in the middle and one for the 3 others.
Period: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This 1950s Italian perforated chandelier was probably made in some variations. More or less lights, different colours. And in all probability also as a wall lamp. It was the custom at that time to do that.
A typical Italian chandelier from the 1940s, 1950s. It was acquired in Italy some years ago. No label and no information to be found, unfortunately.
The most famous artist who created lamps and furniture in perforated metal was Mathieu Matégot (1910 – 2001). This lamp is not by his hand.