Maison Jansen “Gold” Table Lamp
Materials: Wood base with brass construction, postiche of gold made of melted aluminium, brass sockets.
Height: 90 cm / 35.43” – adjustable rod.
Width: 45 cm / 17.71”
Electricity: 2 bulbs B22 fitting, 2 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Maison Jansen, Paris, France – attributed.
Other French companies such as Maison Charles, Maison Lancel and Maison Bagues made table lamps in this style, as you can see below.
Other versions: Different themes, same frame, different lampshade.
This lamp presents an impression of stream-gold; gold as can be found in it’s purest form in nature. Lamps with natural materials, minerals, fossils, gems and so on became extremely popular in the 1970s. Willy Daro (Belgium) was a specialist in this theme. You can find several examples of his creations here on Vintageinfo. Also the French designer Philippe Cheverny created lamps en sculptures in this style.
The most famous “gold-artist” was Claude Victor Boeltz (1937) from Paris, France. The business is closed, but you can find his website online.
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.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Maison Jansen website
Facebook Maison Jansen
Claude Victor Art Studio
Claude Victor biography
Claude Victor Boeltz on Google images
Wikipedia about Maison Jansen
Maison Jansen lamps on Vintageinfo
Willy Daro lamps on Vintageinfo
3 other table lamps in this style