Antler Coral Table Lamp
Materials: Wood base with brass decoration. Brass rod. Antler coral (exact species to be determined). The coral is placed in an acrylic frame. Gold painted Bakelite socket. Fabric lampshade with plastic gold coloured decoration.
Height: 50 cm / 19.68”
Width: 25 cm / 9.84”
Base: 15 x 15 cm / 5.90 x 5.90”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with a E27 screw base can be used. However, a clear bulb gives the best result.
Designers that worked with corals, fossils and minerals: Willy Daro, Jacques Duval Brasseur, Henri Fernandez, Maison Honoré (Richard Faure & Isabelle Faure), Lova Creation, Paul Moerenhout, Pierre Faveere, Mário J. Pires, Violette, Romeo Paris, Stan Usel, Isabelle Masson, Georges Mathias, and many others.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: Different sizes, colours, other minerals, corals, shells and so on.
These lamps are generally attributed to the famous Belgium artist Willy Daro, who was the owner and creator of Les Nouveaux Ateliers Willy Daro SPRL, in Brussels, Belgium.
In the beginning of the 1970s almost every lamp-company produced lamps in this style. Often made in Italy, France and Belgium.
It’s possible that this lamp is from his factory, because it was bought in Belgium and it is from a high quality, but we possibly will never know.
Below are 100% genuine Willy Daro lamps, the pictures were taken from his sons website a couple of years ago. The website no longer exists. The company itself ended business in 1987.
These lamps became popular because at that time the collecting of minerals, gems, fossils, shells and corals boomed. In almost each city appeared a store that sold minerals, fossils and corals, and also due to Willy Daro who made these lights famous.
Coral lamps made by Willy Daro