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Horsehead Table Lamp

Materials: Bronze/brass or bronze looking metal. Brown veined onyx. Fabric lampshade with a gilded plastic rim. Bakelite socket.

Height (with lampshade): 85 cm / 33.46”

Height: 62 cm / 24.40”

Base: 14 x 14 cm / 5.51 x 5.51”

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 – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Deknudt Lustrerie NV, Deerlijk, Belgium.

Deknudt Lustrerie NV

Deknudt Lighting is a family owned business since 1956 and started by Armand Deknudt together with his wife Brita Monbaliu. The company started with the production of high end lighting, mainly with brass and marble.

Deknudt Lighting still exists and since 1992 his daughter Lucia Deknudt, together with her husband Francis Clarysse are the owners.

This lamp and others in this style are most of the time sold as Maison Charles lamps from Paris, France. But they are not. Maison Charles has a table lamp with a horse head, but it’s different, also made in a superb quality and always marked. Maison Charles produces a horse-head lamp since the 1960s. You can find the original on the Maison Charles website: Cheval socle.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Deknudt Lighting website

Onyx on Wikipedia

Deknudt lamps on Vintageinfo

Horsehead Table Lamp

Horsehead Table Lamp