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Leclaire & Schäfer Desk Lamp

Materials: Black painted square metal base. 2 chrome rods. Round black connector. Black rectangular metal beam lampshade perforated with elongated slots. Painted with wrinkle-paint. Rectangular white acrylic grid diffuser. Galvanised metal E14 socket.

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 socket, 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 exists in several colours. This lamp is model 5923/1, as labelled inside the lampshade.

This table 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: NeheimDespite 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.

Leclaire & Schäfer desk lamp rectangular beam perforated lampshade square black base chrome rods 1960s 1970s MCM

Leclaire & Schäfer desk lamp rectangular beam perforated lampshade square black base chrome rods 1960s 1970s MCM