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Vintage French table lamp

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polished aluminium vintage 1940s desk reading light bedside
Reference 16_2556

Vintage French table lamp

Era: 1940s Origin: France

A 1940s stylish French desk light, consisting of a polished aluminium shade and stem with a chrome plated base. With white locking nuts and a creme handle adding nice contrasting features to the lamp. The light has lockable joints at the top and bottom of the stem.

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vintage 1940s french desk reading light bedside
side profile of polished aluminium vintage 1940s french desk reading light bedside
chrome base on 1940s desk readying light
polished aluminium lamp shade desk readying light
France

Origin: France

Vintage French lighting is often defined by the industrial lights of Jielde and Mapelec, but lighting companies throughout France have historically designed and manufactured lights for all applications. This variety is reflected in the styles of lights we salvage and restore - from the decorative Art Nouveau and Art Deco to the classic harder edged, clean-lined industrial aesthetic.

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original 1940s polished aluminium vintage desk reading light

Restoration

At Skinflint all original electrical elements are removed and replaced with brand new, certified components (EN60598 if your electrician asks). Any pre-wired lights are then rewired, tested and certified in line with electrical safety standards BS EN 60598. That way you have a light you can rely on every day, for decades to come.

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Product details

The light is supplied tested and rewired with two metres of traditional twisted black cable, a new bayonet (B22) switched lamp holder and a plug.

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280 (shade) mm
550 (max) mm
2.7 kg
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180 (base) mm
Silver | Cream

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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