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Travertine Ostrich Egg Table Lamp

Materials: Square brass base. Pressed wood coated with black Formica. Brass parts and decoration, travertine pineapple/ostrich egg. Bakelite socket. Fabric lampshade.

Total height: 65 cm / 25.59”

Lampshade: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”

Height: 43 cm / 16.92”

Base: 17,8 x 17,8 cm / 7.00 x 7.00”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Le Dauphin, Saint Marcellin, France.

Other models: Sold with several different lampshades and also produced with a slightly different base.

Name of the lamp: Oxford.

Le Dauphin

Le Dauphin: Located in the heart of the region Rhône Alpes since 1966, Le Dauphin is a brand famous for its high-end luminaires and its timeless style. The artisan factory is located in Saint-Marcellin, some 50 kilometers from Grenoble.

Today Le Dauphin offers a wide range of light fixtures, from classic ceramics to decorated metal, through the transparency of hand-cut glass.

“To dress the light so that it becomes a source of decoration” is the motto of the Le Dauphin company. The company name has it’s origin in the former name of the province were it is located: Dauphiné.

Le Dauphin is a member of the Ateliers d’Art de France organization.

Ostrich Egg Table Lamps

The French company Maison Charles made many lamps with an “ostrich egg” design. Today they still have some 9 type of lamps in production. Search for oeuf (egg) on the Maison Charles website. Also the Belgium company S.A. Boulanger made an impressive range of lamps in this style in the 1960s and 1970s.