Cattails & Heron Table Lamp
Materials: Travertine base. Gilded and silver-plated bronze and brass. Fabric lampshade. Bakelite socket.
Total height: 68 cm / 26.77”
Height: 43 cm / 16.92”
Lampshade: 35 x 35 cm / 13.77 x 13.77”
Base: 18 x 13 cm / 7.08 x 5.11”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Lanciotto Galeotti (born 1945).
Manufacturer: Lancia – L’originale, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze Italy.
Other versions: Also made in a bigger version (96 cm / 37.79”) with 3 herons. It’s on display here on the Vintageinfo website.
These monumental lamps are often attributed to the famous Maison Jansen or Maison Charles companies from Paris, France. They are made in the highest quality and all unique. None of these lamps are exactly the same. Maison Jansen ended business in the 1980s. Maison Charles still exists and produces superb lighting. They still produce many old “classic” models and beautiful new ones.
L’Originale is an Italian company founded by Lanciotto Galeotti in 1970.
The company still exists. L’Originale 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.” According to the company’s website.
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