Lamps in the movies
Another 1970s eagle table lamp, the bigger version, also made by Loevsky & Loevsky, appears in the 2008 Flemish reality TV series De Pfaffs (S6E9). It was a show revolving around the family of former football goalkeeper Jean-Marie Pfaff. It was broadcast from 2002 until 2011. It was also sold by De Knudt in Belgium.
1970s Eagle Table Lamp
Materials: Black metal round base, gilded rims, gilded eagle. Brass rod and parts. Pagoda fabric and cardboard lampshade. 3 gold coloured brass sockets.
Total Height: 71 cm / 27.96”
Width: 46 cm / 18.12 ”
Base: ∅ 16,5 cm / 6.49”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E27, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Loevsky & Loevsky, White Metal Castings Company, Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA.
Other versions: In the period before these lamps were sold, different versions of this eagle table lamp were made. They have 4 decorative candle sticks and 1 light bulb only, a candelabra “Bouillotte” style lamp. Bouillotte is an 18th-century French gambling card game were these type of lamps were used.
This 1970s eagle table lamp was also sold with a different lampshade, as you can see below.
Often sold as lamps produced by Maison Jansen or Maison Charles from Paris, France, but they are NOT.
Loevsky & Loevsky was founded in 1937 and filed for bankruptcy in the 1990s. In Belgium these lamps were sold by Deknudt from Deerlijk.
Deknudt Lighting from Deerlijk, Belgium is a family owned business since 1956. It was started by Armand Deknudt with the production of high end lighting, mainly with brass and marble together with his wife Brita Monbaliu.
The company still exists and since 1992 his daughter Lucia Deknudt, together with her husband Francis Clarysse are the owners.
Deknudt sold several lamps produced by Loevsky & Loevsky, among others an owl lamp and horse-head lamp in the same style.
Links (external links open in a new window)
De Pfaffs TV series (2002 – 2011) – Wikipedia
De Pfaffs TV series (2002 – 2011) – IMDb
Horsehead table lamp – Loevsky & Loevsky
Owl table lamp – Loevsky & Loevsky
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the pictures and the enthusiasm.