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Leclaire & Schäfer Desk Lamp

Materials: Made of black painted metal, painted with some wrinkle-paint. Acrylic white diffuser. Chromed metal. 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.

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.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Neheim, lamp capital of Germany on Wikipedia

German lamps on Vintageinfo

Lamps made in Nehein on Vintageinfo

Leclaire & Schäfer lamps on Vintageinfo

Leclaire & Schäfer Desk Lamp - label 5923/1

Leclaire & Schäfer Desk Lamp - Base

Many thanks to Wojtek of Modernretro2012 for the beautiful pictures. You can find his shop online on Ebay over here.