Marble & Reed Table Lamp
Materials: Square chrome base. Brown marble cylinder and globe. Some chrome and brass parts. Gold painted iron reed or palm leaves. Brown velours (not velvet) round lampshade, gold foil inside. Brass pine cone on top. Bakelite sockets.
Height: 73 cm / 28.74”
Width: 35,5 cm / 13.97”
Base: 11 x 11 cm / 4.33 x 4.33”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised, probably inspired by a lamp designed by Maison Charles, Paris: “Vase Roseaux” (reeds vase) and often sold as a Maison Charles or Maison Jansen table lamp. The Maison Charles table lamps always have a stamp in the metal on the back of the foot with the company’s name on. The Vase Roseaux is still in production, you can find it on the website of Maison Charles.
Manufacturer: Société Anonyme Boulanger, Liege, Belgium.
Other versions: This marble & reed table lamp exists in some varieties. These lamps were made in many versions, you can find several examples here on Vintageinfo.
Unfortunately, not much is known about the company. S.A. Boulanger is famous for the large amount of lamps the company produced that are designed by Gaetano Sciolari. S.A. Boulanger ended business somewhere in the early 1980s. There is nothing to be found in the Belgian Official Journal about the company/factory. The journal goes back to 1983. The company is not to be confused by the other Boulanger company from Belgium: Les Ateliers Boulanger NV from Brussels. Boulanger is a common name, in English it is Baker.