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Cattails & Heron Table Lamp

Materials: Rectangular travertine base. Brown felt on the bottom of the base. Gilded bronze/brass or some other copper alloy reeds. Silver-plated bird. Brass rod. 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 – Hollywood Regency.

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 table lamps are often attributed to the famous Maison Jansen or Maison Charles companies from Paris, France, but they are not. They are as well made in a high quality and handmade. 

L’Originale

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.

Cattails, bulrush named in North America, is a genus of flowering plants in the sedge family, Cyperaceae. The Latin name is typha latifolia.

Cattails & herons table lamp gilded silver-plated bronze brass travertine limestone 1970s 1980s Hollywood Regency

Cattails & herons table lamp gilded silver-plated bronze brass travertine limestone 1970s 1980s Hollywood Regency