Cattail and Lilies Table Lamp
Materials: Square brass base, a translucent square acrylic (Lucite) thick block on top. Blue felt on the bottom of the base. Brass, bronze or some other copper alloy for the cattail, bulrush reeds and lilies leaves. Brass rod. Spotted cardboard conical round lampshade, gold coloured inside. 2 gold painted Bakelite E27 sockets.
Height: 65 cm / 25.59”
Width: ∅ 36 cm / 14.17”
Base: 19,3 x 19,3 cm / 7.59 x 7.59”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: Lanciotto Galeotti (attributed).
Other versions: This cattail and lilies table lamp exists in several versions. It was made in white with another lampshade. A lamp with a complete brass base was also produced. Probably also some other versions exists.
These table lamps are often attributed to the famous Maison Jansen or Maison Charles companies from Paris, France but they are not.
Maison Jansen ended business in the 1980s. They produced a big floor lamp in this style. Also the Belgian artist Willy Daro made a comparable table lamp with an agate. Maison Charles still exists and they produce superb lighting, many old “classic” models and beautiful new ones.
L’Originale is an Italian company founded by Lanciotto Galeotti in 1970.
The company still exists and produces classical lamps (chandeliers, sconces, table lamps and so on) according to old Italian traditions.
L’Originale produces hand made luxury lamps, light fixtures and furnishings of the highest quality.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a (mostly) transparent thermoplastic.