Leclaire & Schäfer Desk Lamp
Materials: Black painted perforated rectangular beam metal lampshade. Painted with wrinkle-paint. Acrylic white diffuser. 2 chrome rods. Black round connector. Black painted square base. The E14 socket is made of galvanised metal.
Height: 53 cm / 20.86” – adjustable
Lampshade: 8 x 24 cm / 3.14 x 9.44”
Base: 12 x 12 cm / 4.72 x 4.72”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14 fitting, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Gebrüder Leclaire & Schäfer, Neheim, Germany.
Other versions: This Leclaire & Schäfer desk lamp presumably exists in several colours. This lamp is model 5923/1, as labelled inside the lampshade.
This lamp has many similarities with the Bünte & Remmler Flamingo desk lamp and is often confused. You can find it over here.
Leclaire & Schäfer
The Gebruder Leclaire & Schäfer company was founded in 1893 in the light capital of Germany: Neheim. Despite the fact that the company has existed for a long time, there is hardly any information available. Below is the label of the company. Gebrüder Leclaire & Schäfer presumably ended business in the 1980s.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.