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.
Designer: To be appraised, probably inspired by a lamp designed by Maison Charles, Paris: “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. 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.
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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