1950s Italian Perforated Chandelier
Materials: Brass curved rods. Gold painted iron ring/tube in the middle. 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 aluminium canopy is painted light yellow/vanilla. 4 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 1940’s, 1950’s. It was acquired in Italy some years ago. No label and no information to be found, unfortunately. A similar lamp was never found over all these years.
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The most famous artist who created lamps and furniture in perforated metal was Mathieu Matégot (1910 – 2001). This lamp is of course not by his hand.