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Glass Rods Art Deco Bedside Lamp

Materials: Round metal (iron) base, painted with cream textured paint. Brown painted lid on the bottom of the base. Brass rods and parts. 21 White opal glass rods. Mushroom lampshade, also cream painted with texture paint degraded to bronze on the edge.

Height: 21,5 cm / 8.46”

Lampshade: 22 cm / 8.66”

Base: ∅ 12 cm / 4.72”

Electricity: 1 bulb B22, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of B22 light bulb can be used, but a T10 tube bulb is preferred, it is part of the design and gives the best result.

Period: 1920s, 1930s – Art deco.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This glass rods art deco bedside lamp exists in several versions. It was also made in a complete chrome version.

The number 453 is stamped in the bottom, is it the model or the serial number? Also the remnants of a round paper sticker are present.

Many lamps in the art deco period were made with this type of glass rods, white opal or clear rods. You can find numerous examples online. Unfortunately, nobody knows a producer.

Petitot

In France the company Atelier Petitot produced many lamps with glass rods like this one. It was founded and owned by Henry Petitot. Maybe it is a lamp by this company.

This art deco table/desk/bedside lamp was acquired in Romeny-sur-Marne, in between Paris and Reims, France. A small village with almost 500 inhabitants (2019).

The lamp has a B22 socket, so in all probability it was produced in France. Except for the United Kingdom, all other countries in Europe use Edison E27 or E14 sockets.

Today, new lamps with glass rods are produced. Sold as art deco lamps, but they are “in the style”.

The lampshade can be easily removed if the bulb needs to be replaced, as you can see below.

Table lamp made of metal and brass, 21 white opal glass rods, mushroom lampshade, 1920s 1930s

Lamps in the movies!

Two big chrome versions of this glass rods art deco bedside lamp appear in an episode of the Endeavor police TV series, season 3 episode 4. They appear in a bank that is robbed. Starring Shaun Evans as inspector Endeavour Morse and Roger Allam as Fred Thursday. These lamps are in all probability made by Atelier Petitot.

 Glass rods art deco lamps used as a prop in Endavour TV series inspector Morse (2016)