Moinier Besson Table Lamp
Materials: Maple wood in the form of a vise, Bakelite socket.
Height: 20 cm / 7.87”
Width: 4,7 cm / 1.85”
Length: 22 cm / 8.66”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup a long small bulb was used.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Moinier Besson, 41150 Onzain (Loir-et-Cher), France. Société à responsabilité limitée (limited liability company).
No information to be found about the company. Only that it has been removed from the register of trade and companies (RCS) of Blois at 27/06/2013. The company has a snail as a logo as you can see below. Snails or escargots are a delicacy in France.
No other lamp or something in wood to be found on the internet with the name Moiner Besson. Not by a search in 2010, 2015 or 2017.
The wiring, plug and socket are Italian and they are made by the VLM company from Buccinasco near Milan in the late 1970s, early 1980s.