A wonderful 1925-30 French art deco lamp in wrought iron of excellent quality. The forged base holds a nice coloured shade in mottled glass produced by Muller freres.
It is signed in acid Muller fres Luneville. The lamp was made by Marcel Vasseur a blacksmith who had like E.
Subes a large workshop in Paris making pieces both on command as for his own outlet. Vasseur was represented at the prestigeous 1925 art décorative exhibit in Paris. The old catalogues show Marcel Vasseur used coloured glass paste shades by Daum Muller and Schneider as well as shades in alabaster or moulded-pressed glass Muller freres ones. The base is unsigned like most Vasseur pieces. We can sometimes see Vasseur bases or chandelier mounts signed FAG.In1925 the designer Maurice Dufresne head of the design department La Maitrise of the large Galeries Lafayette invited Vasseur to sell his lamps in Lafayette. And those pieces were signed FAG (for Feronnerie d'Art des Galleries). The lamp is in very good condition.
The iron has a deep-brown patina and a nice egg gloss appearance. The lamp is 27,5 cm high (10-13/16).
And the shade has a diameter of 13,3 cm (5-1/4 inches). It is wired with new cloth covered twisted cord and is equiped with. An old B22 bayonet cap socket.
If you prefer I can place. For the States I will rewire the lamp with a US candelabra base socket and US 2-prong plug. 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.
VASSEUR & MULLER FRERES FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP. Wrought iron 1925" is in sale since Saturday, September 21, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures". The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.