Maison Charles, Pair of lamps, Silvered bronze, circa 1970, France
Maison Charles, Pair of lamps,
Structure in silvered bronze with Neoclassical decoration depicting Medici vases and plant motifs,
Signed "Charles & Fils made in France" on the base,
circa 1970, France.
Measures : Height 50 cm, Diameter 31 cm (without shades)
French manufacturer Maison Charles is one of the oldest family-owned French lighting companies still in operation. In its early days, Maison Charles was known for its reproductions of antique lighting and then for its whimsical bronze and gilded lamps inspired by nature. Maison Charles (sometimes called Maison Charles et fils) was founded in 1908 by Frenchman Ernest Charles who bought Ullmann, a company specializing in bronze. In its early days, the company produced antique bronze fixtures and became famous for its skill in working with the material; She thus forged a reputation within the professional world of bronze works of art.