Maison Jansen Palm Trees Floor Lamp
Materials: Square brass base in wood (fibreboard) with etched brass plates on the outside. White glued pebbles on top. Burned brass leaves and trunk made of many cut leaves. 3 Bakelite E27 sockets.
Width: ∅ +- 88 cm / 34.64”
Base: 33 x 33 cm / 12.99 x 12.99”
Electricity: 3 light bulbs E27, 3 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used but a gold crown/bowl/cup light bulb is preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Maison Jansen, Paris, France.
Other versions: This Maison Jansen palm trees floor lamp exists in several forms and sizes with this burned brass. Many different lamps were made: palm trees, reeds, flowers, pineapples… Some lamps were made in bamboo and brass.
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 produces big palm tree floor lamps since 1979.
Today (2019) new palm tree lamps 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 antique 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 and are made in brass.
Lamps in the movies!
A Maison Jansen palm tree 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 floor lamp appears 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.