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Leclaire & Schäfer Desk Lamp

Materials: Black painted perforated rectangular beam metal lampshade. Painted with wrinkle-paint. Acrylic white diffuser. Chrome rods. Black connector. Black painted square base. The socket is made of galvanized 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: Presumably made in several colours. This lamp is model 5923/1, as labeled 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: NeheimDespite the fact that the company has existed for a long time, there is hardly any information available. It is even more weird that you hardly find any lamp made by them on the internet. Hopefully that will change in the future, 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