Boulanger Reed Table Lamps
Materials: Polished and nickel-plated brass. Bakelite sockets, fabric lampshade.
Total height: 74 cm / 29.13”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
Base: 10 x 10 cm / 3.93 x 3.93”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised, in all probability inspired by a lamp designed by Maison Charles, Paris named “Vase Roseaux” (reeds vase) and often sold as a Maison Charles or Maison Jansen lamp. The Maison Charles table lamps always have a stamp in the metal on the back of the base with the company’s name on. The Vase Roseaux is still in production, you can find it on the website of Maison Charles. In shops often presented as “palm lamps”.
Manufacturer: Société Anonyme Boulanger, Liege, Belgium.
Other versions: Made in several different variations, colours and lampshades.
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 1980s. It is not to be confused by the other Boulanger company from Belgium: Les Ateliers Boulanger NV from Brussels.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Maison Charles website
Maison Jansen on Wikipedia
Potiche on Wikipedia
Potiche on IMDb
Other lamps made by S.A. Boulanger on Vintageinfo
Presidential desk lamp made by Les Ateliers Boulanger NV on Vintageinfo
Gaetano Sciolari lamps on Vintageinfo
Similar lamps on Vintageinfo
Lamps in the movies on Vintageinfo
S.A. Boulanger Reed Table Lamp used as a prop in the movie Potiche with Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu in 2010.
Other table lamps made by S.A. Boulanger