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Vintage German table lamp

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

Vintage German table lamp

Era: 1950s Origin: Germany

A 1950s stylish German desk light by Kurt Rosenthal, 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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Germany

Origin: Germany

German designs are famed for their clean lined and well engineered approach. The Bauhaus School played a major role in combining design with engineering during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A number of lights we salvage were influenced by Bauhaus School design. From the mid to late 20th century, Communist East Germany produced a wide variety of lights for both industrial, commercial and residential applications, often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage.

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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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