Maison Charles horse lamps pair brass & walnut


  • £1,190 for the pair
  • €1,388 Euro
  • $1,575 US Dollar

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Maison Charles horse lamps pair brass & walnut

Maison Charles horse lamps, a pair in brass & burl walnut, 1970`s ca, French.

These table lamps have been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina. Both are newly rewired, earthed, fully working and PAT tested by an electrician. Each has a new brass metal lamp holder, gold tone silk cable & new black cord switch & new black plug. Light bulbs included. It is possible to use these lights in other countries although it may be necessary to purchase different light bulbs suitable to local electricity.

These elegant lamps have solid brass horse head columns and Neoclassical design references similar to the work by French company Maison Charles, the attributed designer. With the equestrian theme & sculptural masculine presence, they would suit a range of interiors such as Antique, Traditional, Hollywood Regency, Post Modern, Industrial or Contemporary.

Each square base is composed as a Neoclassical column with a quality cast brass horse head at the focal point. This sits on a burl walnut & brass stepped cube plinth. The richness in texture & colour of the wood complements the warmth of the solid brass.

Rising from the horse`s head is a solid brass central column leading to the lamp holder & cover, both of solid brass.

The lamp shades are contemporary in black velvet outside and white inside. Each lamp shade is screwed in place to the lamp holder by a brass ring.

Each lamp takes one standard small screw light bulb E14 up to 60 Watts. Presently fitted and photographed with Candle Clear light bulbs of 25 Watts, which are included in the price. Alternatively it is possible to use any other E14 light bulb shapes.

Both vintage lamps are in very good condition. The bases are in very good condition with no damages or chips to the wood. The brass & wood surfaces have the original antique patina adding character in line with age. The lampshades are in excellent condition as new.

These lamps sell together and the price is for the pair.

Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care while packing. For safe transport the shades would be wrapped separately in bubble wrap and an outer layer of card. These would be stacked together. The bases would also be wrapped separately in bubble wrap and and an outer layer of card. Together these pieces would be boxed, safe for posting or shipping with a courier.

Additional dimensions:

The total Height of the lamp together with the lampshade is 70 cm

Each base alone (without the lamp shade) is Height: 49 cm; Width: 12.5 cm; Depth: 12.5 cm.

Each lamp shade alone is Height: 26.5 cm & maximum Diameter: 41 cm.

MAISON CHARLES HISTORY - Maison Charles was founded in 1908 by Ernest Charles and is still in operation today. Read more on our Roomscape Blog about Maison Charles.


  • H: 70cm (27.56in)
  • W: 41cm (16.14in)
  • D: 41cm (16.14in)



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