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Boulanger Reed Table Lamps


Materials: Brass, some black coloured stone (to be determined). Fabric lampshade, Bakelite sockets.

Height: 56 cm / 22.04”

Width: 30 cm / 11.81”

Base: 9 x 9 cm / 3.54 x 3.54”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E14 – 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s – 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised, probably inspired by a lamp designed by Maison Charles, Paris: “Vase Roseaux” (reeds vase). These lamps are often sold as Maison Charles table lamps. The table lamps by Maison Charles 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:

Manufacturer: Société Anonyme Boulanger, Liege, Belgium.

Other versions: Other colours and other shades.

S.A. Boulanger is famous for the large amount of lamps they produced designed by the Italian designer Gaetano Sciolari. The company no longer exists.  S.A. Boulanger ended business somewhere in the 1980s.

Some other reed lamps on Vintageinfo

Boulanger Reed or Palm Lamps - Opaline de France