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Herons & Cattails Table Lamp

Materials: Travertine base, gilded and silver-plated bronze and brass. Fabric lampshade, Bakelite socket.

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”

Lampshade: 60 x 45 cm / 23.62 x 17.71”

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 – 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 monumental lamps are often attributed to the famous Maison Jansen or Maison Charles companies from Paris, France.  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, 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.


Links (external links open in a new window)

History of the L’Originale company

Website L’Originale

Cattail reed on Wikipedia

Maison Jansen on Wikipedia

Maison Charles Paris

Other lamps in this style here on Vintageinfo

Reed lamps on this website

Herons & Cattails Table Lamp – small version here on Vintageinfo

Herons & Cattail Table Lamp

Herons & Cattail Table Lamp