A lamp by the famous. Of Philippe Genet and Lucien Michon.This model shade which exists in several sizes is a well known model by this illustrious designers duo. It's done in extremely thick glass typical for early art deco production of G&M. These very thick bowls side-shades panels and shades for sconces all have the same floral design.
They are never signed yet wellknown to be Genet et Michon. The wall light is represented on page 9 of the famous book by Guillaume Janneau "Le Luminaire" published in 1926 (see picture). The sconce is 34,3 cm long (13-1/2) and has a height of 28 cm (11-1/32 inches). It comes 7,9 cm from the wall. It has a total weight of 3,8 kilo!
The wall light is in excellent condition. It still has its original 90 y/o nickel plating.For the US or Japan I will place two american candelabra base sockets. Check out over 300 other French art deco lamps in my shop. Art deco lamps made in France were equiped with B22 bayonet sockets. For most countries like Europe or the US such sockets are practicaly impossible to use. For instance in the States 110 volt bulbs with B22 fitters are obscure, very hard to find and only one model bulb in very limited wattages is available. In spite of what sellers of unrestored pieces of poor quality claim in their ads when they offer lamps with bayonet caps sockets : except for the UK and Australia French chandeliers and lamps need to be rewired for your country. In order to fit Edison large or small screw base bulbs as used in the USA, B22 sockets have to be replaced by American candelabra base or standard/medium size Edison screw-in sockets. E14 and E27 are modern replacements for European countries. An additional complication is that the size thread used in early French lighting to connect the sockets to the chandelier mountings or lamp bases is not compatible with the modern size threads used in the USA and Europe. New American or European sockets do not just screw on to the old lamp fixtures.
In order to make it possible to use an original old French chandelier or lamp with modern screw bulb bases, a specialized restorer will have to re-tap the threads. All my cleaned and restored chandeliers, sconces and lamps come rewired with the correct sockets you will need to use modern bulbs in your country. The item "GENET ET MICHON FRENCH ART DECO WALL LIGHT 1925 1930 SCONCE. Muller era" is in sale since Sunday, June 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps".The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.