Maison Jansen Palm Tree Table Lamp
Materials: Square black wood cube base with brass corners. Burned brass trunk. Burned brass leaves round lampshade. 3 Bakelite E14 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 – attributed.
Other versions: This Maison Jansen palm tree table lamp exists in many variations. Made in several forms and sizes with this burned brass technique. Many different lamps were made: palm trees, reeds, flowers, pineapples…
These palm 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.
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 appears 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.
A Maison Jansen palm tree table lamp appears in the 2019 biographical drama film about American singer and actress Judy Garland. Starring Renée Zellweger, Finn Wittrock & Jessie Buckley. Several other lamps appear in this movie.
Lamps in the movies!
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.
A Maison Jansen palm tree floor lamp appears in Rocketman, the 2019 biographical musical film based on the life of musician Elton John. The other palm tree floor lamp on the left is made by Hans Kögl from Germany.