This heavy exceptional Art Deco table lamp from the 20's has a wrought iron base made by one of the finest French ferronnerie artists of that period. The fine quality of the ironwork is an example of the combination of craftsmanship and elegant design.
The large and thick apricot colored frosted glass shade is made and signed by Muller Frères Luneville. It is decorated with small bulbs in relief and has three concentric stepped rings at the top.
Muller Frères (Co.) was an esteemed French glassmaking company based in Luneville, France, famous for its Art Nouveau vases, lampshades, and chandeliers, which often incorporate layered and colored glass. Their workshop was established by Henri Muller and his brothers in 1895 after they trained with Émile Gallé—who would retain a grudge against Muller for setting up a rival enterprise. In 1910, the company began making lamps in association with Chapelle and, at its height, employed around 300 workers. Production was stopped in 1933 and the factory closed three years later, a victim of the Great Depression.
The lamp is in an excellent condition with only minor wear, consistent of age and use. No chips of cracks in the glass.
It comes rewired and holds the original French B22 socket and an original zeppelin on/off switch.
Height: 50 cm / 19,5 "
Diameter shade: 34 cm / 13,2 "
Diameter base : 19 cm / 7,4 "
MULLER FRERES - Wonderful large wrought iron Art Deco table lamp signed by Muller Freres (ca 1925)