Sheaf Of Wheat Chandelier
Materials: Gold painted brass and iron curved rods and corn. Brass rod and canopy. 3 waxed paper candles. 3 Bakelite sockets.
Height: 80 cm / 35.43”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 19.68”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a candelabra bulb is preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be determined.
Other versions: This Sheaf of wheat chandelier exists in several variations. 3, 5, 7 and more bulbs. Also produced as wall lamps, floor lamps and table lamps. They are all gold painted or gilded.
These type of lamps were made for a very long time by many companies. The original antiques uses real candles. Today you can find them new and also made in China.
Often said that the origin is French and the name Coco Chanel is mentioned often, but she got nothing to do with it. Coco Chanel had a table in this style in her apartment in Paris, France.
Often named “ear of corn chandeliers”, but corn is maize.
The German company Hans Kögl, founded in 1979, produces similar chandeliers with the same canopy today. Al their lamps are produced in Germany or Italy. Many of the early models are still in production.
Also Massive from Belgium produced a range of similar lamps.
The German company ZiCOLi also sold these chandeliers, you can find a similar example here on Vintageinfo.
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Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.