Philippe Cheverny ”Gold” Table Lamp
Materials: Rectangular wooden base and middle part, coated with Formica. Brass rectangular square tubes framework. 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, 2 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: Philippe Cheverny (born 1936).
Manufacturer: Philippe Cheverny, Paris, France.
Other French companies such as Maison Jansen, Maison Charles, Maison Lancel and Maison Bagues made table lamps in this style, as you can see below.
Other versions: Different themes, same framework, metal base, different lampshade.
Philippe Cheverny, born in Rouen, France in 1936, was an artist, designer and decorator from France. He produced many lamps, furniture, paintings and objects. Many objects and lamps have this gold decoration. The company was at least active in the 60s and 70s. Philippe Cheverny also designed for other companies such as Charpentier and Design Kit.
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.
The most famous “gold-artist” was Claude Victor Boeltz (1937) from Paris, France. The business is closed, but you can find his website online.
Lamps in the movies!
A Philippe Cheverny table lamp was used as a prop in the French comedy film Bienvenue Chez Les Ch’tis from 2008. The English title is Welcome to the Sticks. Starring: Kad Merad, Dany Boon and Zoé Félix.
3 other table lamps in this style