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AGI Scissor Wall Lamp


Materials:  Black painted iron. Some brass parts. The lampshade is white painted inside. Bakelite socket and switch.

Opened: 115 cm / 45.27”

Closed: 42 cm / 16.53

Lampshade: ∅ 14,5 cm / 5.70

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1930s – Interbellum/interwar period, Bauhaus, Art Deco.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: AGI Belgium – (attributed).

Other versions: Made in several sizes and forms.

There is no trade mark on this wall lamp, but it got all the looks of a scissor wall lamp made by the Belgium company AGI; it has got the same lampshade and connections.

Little is known about the Belgium company AGI. There is nothing to be found in the Belgian Official Journal about the company/factory; it must be long gone. To be continued!


Links (external links open in a new window)

Bauhaus on Wikipedia

Art Deco on Wikipedia

Interbellum – Interwar period on Wikipedia

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