Maison Jansen Cattail and Water Lilies Floor Lamp
Materials: Burned brass leaves and plants. Square wood base decorated with etched brass plates (fibreboard). White pebbles glued on top. 5 Bakelite sockets.
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 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. These floor lamps were always sold with gold-cupped E14 light bulbs when they were new. The centre bulb was a normal clear bulb. For this setup a decorative light bulb is used for the centre bulb.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Maison Jansen, Paris, France – attributed.
Other versions: This Maison Jansen cattail and water lilies floor lamp was made in some slight variations. These lamps exists in many forms and sizes. Made with many 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: bulrush, cattail, reed, mace floor lamp.
Later versions have a halogen spot lamp in the middle, this one has an E27 socket.
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.
Today new palm tree floor lamps are produced by the German company Hans Kögl. They produce similar brass floor lamps since 1979.
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