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1950s Articulated Pifco Desk Lamp in Dark Cream and Chrome


As adjustable and as handsome as an Anglepoise – in our opinion-  this 1950s Articulated Pifco Desk Lamp in dark cream and chrome,  is perfect when a much smaller footprint and more compact design is required. Featuring articulation via two ball and socket joints, the lamp provides a very high degree of flexibility contained within a visual package of stylish conical shade and circular base in cream, and armatures and joints in chrome.  If you’d like something a little bit different from an Anglepoise or need a smaller vintage desk lamp with a bit of style to it, then we think this should be a potential candidate 😉

The shade is not mishapened and there are no major dents or dings, and the chrome is in good condition considering the age of the item. The base has some minor scrapes and rusting – particularly to the bottom edges and near the switch – but nothing that undermines the good looks of the lamp and we don’t feel that we would undertake to renovate these. What we have done, however, is re-wrire the lamp with an unobtrusive black flex which is carefully complemented by the colour of the switch housing, itself a replacement for the original which was beyond repair. The end result is a subtle reinvigoration.

The buyer may wish to renew the felt on the base (pictured). Post re-wiring we decided in the interests of originality and minimal intervention to reinstate the worn felt which is perfectly adequate in use but, depending on the buyer’s preference, could be easily replaced with new felting (the moulded shape for the felt to be adhered to is present and serviceable).

Please note: this lamp will be shipped without a bulb, but it takes a standard bayonet fit.


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