Boulanger Brass Bedside Table Lamps
Materials: Round “classic” base in polished brass. Green felt on the bottom of the base. Round tubular fabric lampshade with chrome plastic rings. Some metal parts. Bakelite E14 sockets.
Height: 25,5 cm / 10.03”
Width: ∅ 13,3 cm / 5.23”
Base: ∅ 6,6 cm / 2.59”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency style.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Société Anonyme Boulanger, Liege, Belgium.
Other versions: These small/petite table lamps exists in a few variations. Sold with several different lampshades. For instance, a version with glass “diamonds” on the base was also made. These bedside lamps are model number 4445.
These Boulanger brass bedside table lamps were made in the late 1970s, early 1980s.
Unfortunately, not much is known about the company. S.A. Boulanger is famous for the large amount of lamps the company produced that are designed by Gaetano Sciolari. S.A. Boulanger ended business somewhere in the early 1980s. There is nothing to be found in the Belgian Official Journal about the company/factory. The journal goes back to 1983. The company is not to be confused by the other Boulanger company from Belgium: Les Ateliers Boulanger NV from Brussels.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the late 1970s, early 1980s. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.