Very Original Black Bauhaus Styled Bullet Desk Lamp with Ball Joint Shade


A very original Bauhaus-styled black desk lamp with chrome hinged arm which rotates through 180 degrees and a distinctive bullet-shaped shade and ball and socket joint for adjusting its position. In full working condition and with original contrasting red switch, the lamp has bags of character and a striking design. Almost certainly originally made in continental Europe (German or French, possibly), and dating from at least as far back as the 1950s, the lamp has general signs of age and use throughout (including some minor dents to the shade). It has not been restored since the patina adds so much to its appeal, but it has been carefully cleaned.

The curved arm measures approximately 25cm (10 in.) in length and the lamp stands at a maximum height of 41cm (16 in.) with the arm positioned vertically. The base is 15cm (5½ in.) in diameter with a height of 2.5cm (1 in.). The shade is 15cm (6 in.) in length with an aperture diameter of 13cm (5 in.). The bulb holder is a large bayonet style and the lamp currently has a cable of approximately 120cm (47 in.) length. The underside of the base has an opening for wall-mounting the lamp. The wiring has been renewed, but as with all electrical items, an inspection and safetly test in your own environment (PAT testing in the UK) is recommended.

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