1950s Lamp Post Floor Lamp
Materials: Black metal (iron) tripod base. Brass parts, moulded brass decorations & copper. Long iron rod/tube. 4 small brass rods. Frosted clear, striped amber-yellow glass lampshade with a round curved lid on top. Ornamental brass screws. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 161 cm / 88.58”
Lampshade: ∅ 42 cm / 4.72”
Base: ∅ 48 cm / 15.74”
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.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designers: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be determined.
Other versions: Made in several colours.
This 1950s lamp post floor lamp is often attributed to French companies such as Maison Arlus, Perrin, Lunel, Jean Fleurdelys, Holophane Luminaires and several other companies that produced such lamps. Maison Arlus is the most similar, as you can see below. In the late 40s, early 50s this style of lamps had a revival and were very popular. You still find street lantern lamps like this in the streets of Paris. Lantern lamps have been around much longer than the discovery of electricity, of course.
In all probability it is a Belgian floor lamp. Most of these floor lamps that are for sale are for sale in Belgium. It should be in France if it was a French lamp.
Just a few possibilities: Massive, S.A. Boulanger, Philips and Les Ateliers Boulanger N.V. (not to be confused with S.A. Boulanger), Van Haute.
The striped design of the glass of this lamp is used in many lamps from Massive, but also S.A. Boulanger used it for several chandeliers and wall lamps.
Originally, this 1950s lamp post floor lamp has rubber caps on the legs and a lid on top of the glass.
Arlus advertisement from 1953