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Leather Desk Light


Materials: Brass, black leather base. Black leather lampshade with some iron parts. White leather inside. Bakelite socket.

Height: 44 cm / 17.32”

Width Lampshade: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”

Base: ∅ 20,4 cm / 8.03”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But a silver or gold cupped bulb is preferred. The light has to be down lighted.

Period: 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: Made in different colours and sizes and also made with a square base. Also exist as a floor lamp.

These lamps are most of the time attributed to Jacques Adnet, France. Sometimes attributed to Hermès (France) or Delvaux (Belgium). Delvaux and Hermès have made leather lights, but they are different and they have always the trademark of the company pressed in the leather. The leather lamp from Jacques Adnet is also different than this one.

These table lamps were made for many years, at least since the 1950s and probably produced by different companies. This one is made in the early 1980s, it has it’s original wiring, switch and plug from that period.

Leather Desk Light