1950s Italian Perforated Chandelier
Materials: Brass, gold painted iron. The lampshades and the painted parts are made of aluminium. The lampshades are painted red, green and yellow and they are perforated in the shape of a flower with 5 leaves. 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.
A typical Italian chandelier from the 1940s, 1950s. It was acquired in Italy some years ago. 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.