1930s French Chrome Articulating Desk Lamp with Marble Base
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Here we have a sleek French articulating desk lamp with a marble base, and all the chrome to grovel over. The unique industrial design of this belter will catch their eye from across the room. You have to hand it to the French designers because it's one of the coolest things to mess around with, whether it's sliding the top stem back and forth, flipping the shade, or tilting the entire thing at the marble base. I recommend doing it all at once! Then you layer on almost 100 years of cool patina, and you have chrome Phoenix rising from the ashes.
The 1930s industrial light comes out of a prominent estate in Stillwater, Minnesota. The lady of the house was French, and she purchased this beauty in Paris circa 1930. This one oozes the wild Parisian life of the art deco period. I can already smell the wine and cigars in the air. The maker's mark is found at the base knuckle and states "L'Artisanat Francais."
The vintage chrome light measures about 15" tall at normal height, the shade is 7" wide, and the marble base is 7" deep. As stated above, there is patina throughout the chrome. I personally love it. There is a small dent on the right top edge of the shade, the top middle of the shade, and a larger dent near the light switch (see pic). I was told the current wiring was installed to replace the French plug. I'm sure that happened as soon she landed back in Stillwater. Given the thin, sleek design, the light wobbles naturally when shaken. Finally, there is one screw missing on the back where the stem attaches to the shade. I don't think it affects anything. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO boxes). Free shipping on the rare French desk light.
You can throw this chrome gem anywhere and it will look good. Seriously. Nothing but wild sophistication.