Maison Jansen Bulrush and Water Lilies Floor Lamp
Materials: Square base, made of brass plates and corner profiles, wood plates (fibreboard) with on top of the “container” stuck white pebbles. Burned brass plants and leaves, folded burned brass leaves. 4 Bakelite E14 sockets. Porcelain halogen socket.
Height: 170 cm / 66.92”
Width: ∅ 75 cm / 29.52”
Base: 42 x 42 cm / 16.53 x 16.53”
Electricity: 4 bulbs E14, 4 x 60 watt maximum. 1 halogen double ended light bulb R7S – J Type T3. 1 x 300 watt maximum.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. These floor lamps were always sold with gold-tipped E14 light bulbs when they were new.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Maison Jansen, Paris, France – attributed.
Other versions: These Maison Jansen bulrush and water lilies floor lamp exists in many forms and sizes, different plants: palm trees, flowers, pineapples and so on. All made in burned brass.
These lamps are often attributed to the famous Maison Jansen company, but there were several artists and companies in the 1960s and mostly in the 1970s who created similar lamps. To name a few: Christian Techoueyres and Glensar, both companies from France. Some of them are signed, most are not.
Other names used for this lamp: cattail, reed, mace floor lamp.
Early versions have a E27 light bulb in the middle, this one has a halogen bulb.
Maison Jansen or House of Jansen, was a Paris-based interior decoration company founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen. It was located at 23, rue de l’Annonciation, Paris. Today the house is the Maison Jansen museum and it also promotes contemporary artists.
New palm tree floor lamps are produced by the German company Hans Kögl. They produce these palm tree floor lamps since 1979. They all have a leaves base, not a container.
Today new palm trees and other plants are made and are for sale in some vintage design shops. They are made from metal (iron) and are painted with “antique gold” paint. A paint used for an older look and feel. Also used by companies such as Hans Kögl and the Italian Banci Firenze. It is not known which company produces them. They look almost the same as the old lamps.
Maison Jansen palm tree floor lamp
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the pictures and the enthusiasm.