Antler Coral Table Lamp
Materials: Rectangular wood base with brass decoration. Curved brass rod. Antler coral (exact species to be determined). The coral is mounted in a clear acrylic or polyester base. Conical fabric lampshade with plastic gold coloured rims. Gold painted Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 50 cm / 19.68”
Width: 25 cm / 9.84”
Base: 15 x 15 cm / 5.90 x 5.90”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with a E27 screw base can be used. However, a clear bulb gives the best result.
Designers that worked with corals, fossils and minerals: Willy Daro, Jacques Duval Brasseur, Henri Fernandez, Maison Honoré (Richard Faure & Isabelle Faure), Lova Creation, Paul Moerenhout, Pierre Faveere, Mário J. Pires, Violette, Romeo Paris, Stan Usel, Isabelle Masson, Georges Mathias, and many others.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This antler coral table lamp was made in many different sizes. Other colours, minerals, shells and so on.
These lamps are generally attributed to the famous Belgium artist Willy Daro, who was the owner and creator of Les Nouveaux Ateliers Willy Daro SPRL, in Brussels, Belgium.
In the seventies almost every lamp-company produced lamps in this style. Often made in Italy, France and Belgium.
Below are 100% genuine Willy Daro lamps, the pictures were taken from his sons website a couple of years ago. The website no longer exists. The company itself ended business in 1987.
These lamps became popular because at that time the collecting of minerals, gems, fossils, shells and corals boomed. In almost each city appeared a store that sold minerals, fossils and corals, and also due to Willy Daro who made these lights famous.
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Coral lamps made by Willy Daro