A beautiful French 1930 art deco lamp in wrought iron holding a nice coloured shade by Degué. The lamp has a height of 32,9 cm. It´s in very good condition. The forged iron base has a subtle deep-brown egg gloss patina to it. The shade is in dark purple and white with a few orange spots here and there. The white part is beautifully mottled giving a nice vivid appearance when the light´s switched on. It is signed Rethondes. Rethondes was one of the signatures used by Degué, the glass factory of David Guéron. Of Jewish Turkish origin Guéron came to France as a young man to join the foreign legion after which he settled down in Paris. Overwhelmed by the 1925 art deco exhibit he started his own glass company in 1926, la cristallerie Degué, with its factory in Compiègne. When the Nazi party came to power in Germany 1933 onwards Degué made a serial of glass shades for lamps with this Rethondes signature. Rethondes is a small village near Compiègne. In 1918 the German military signed their surrender in an old train stationed in Rethondes..
I have cleaned and rewired the lamp with stylish twisted cloth covered cord, new plug and switch. It has a new european E14 socket in porcelain and brass. For the States or Japan I will rewire the lamp with a US candelabra base socket and US 2-prong plug.
Safe packaging guaranteed : As restorer of French art Deco lighting I sell my lamps online for a fraction of the prices art deco specialized antique shops sell for. For over 20 years I ship my parcels worldwide with the precious items well protected and fully insured.
- Ontwerper / Kunstenaar
- Degué - Rethondes : French 1930 Art Deco lamp
- Land van herkomst
- ca 1925-1930 Frankrijk