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Herons & Cattails Table Lamp

Materials: Travertine (limestone) base. Gilded and silver-plated bronze/brass or some alloy birds and bulrush/cattail reed. Fabric pagoda style lampshade, Bakelite socket.

Lampshade: 60 x 45 cm / 23.62 x 17.71”

Total Height: 96 cm  / 37.79”

Height: 58 cm / 22.83”

Width: 43 cm / 16.92”

Base: 16 x 23 cm / 6.29 x 9.05”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 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 smaller version (68 cm  / 26.77”) with 1 heron. 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.

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

Herons Cattails table lamp gilded silver-plated metal travertine limestone bulrush reed 1970s 1980s Hollywood Regency

Herons Cattails table lamp gilded silver-plated metal travertine limestone bulrush reed 1970s 1980s Hollywood Regency