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Maison Jansen Palm Tree Table Lamp

Materials: Burned brass, brass, wood. Bakelite sockets.

Height: 76 cm / 29.92”

Width: ∅ 55 cm / 21.65”

Base: 20,6 x 20,6 x 17,2 cm / 8.11 x 8.11 x 6.77”

Electricity: 3 light bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used but gold capped light bulbs are preferred.

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Maison Jansen, Paris, France.

Other versions: Made in several forms and sizes with this cut burned brass. Many different lamps were made: palm trees, reeds, flowers, pineapples…

These palm lamps are mostly attributed to the famous Maison Jansen company, but there were many artists and companies who created these lamps. Several produced them for Maison Jansen. Some of these palm lamps are signed, most are not. This one is signed, but illegible. Christian Techoueyres (Atelier Techoueyres) was one of those designers who signed his palm tree lamps.

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.

The Germany company Hans Kögl is a manufacturer that still produces big palm tree floor lamps.

Today (2019) new palm tree lamps in the style of this one are being made. Beware if you want a real old one. If it looks new, it usually is. New ones are often painted with some special gold paint to make them look older. They are painted in the same manner as Hans Kögl does. Real old palm tree lamps are never painted. 

Lamps in the movies!

A Maison Jansen palm wall lamp was used as a prop in the Edouard Molinaro comedy film Oscar from 1967. A movie with French comedy actor Louis de Funès (1914-1983). Here together with a Raak Fuga wall lamp and a Raak pendant lamp.

Maison Jansen Palm Wall Lamp - Raak Fuga Wall Lamp used as a prop in the film: Oscar (1967) with Louis de Funès.

A Maison Jansen palm tree floor lamp was used as a prop in the Dutch movie De Heineken Ontvoering (The Heineken Kidnapping) from 2011, with Rutger Hauer as Freddy Heineken. Not to be confused with the American film Kidnapping Mr. Heineken with Anthony Hopkins from 2015. Below you can watch the complete movie with many designer lamps. Mr. Heineken was kidnapped in 1983. The shell table lamps in this picture are designed by Gabriella Crespi.

De Heineken Ontvoering (2011) - Maison Jansen Palm Tree Floor Lamp