MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp

MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp

MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp
"Monix" was the brand of Maxime Lokiec. Les etablissements Lokiec was a Paris based company 38-40 rue de la Folie Méricourt in the 11eme a few doors away from the workshop of Charles Ranc. Almost nothing is known about this company. Here the little I learned searching the public archives and my Monix catalogs. Maxime Lokiec, from Jewish Polish origine, in the mid 30s changed his name into'Loquet'. He started his company in bronze lighting devices around 1920.

The company closed its doors in 1980. In 1922 a patent was registered for a spring braked ball joint which is used in most Monix models.

After the war the company modernized (higher volumes , cheaper made lamps) and made modernist lamps in pressed brass in a rather unpersonal style. The lamp is about 30 cm high in its highest position. The heavy base has a diameter of 15,5 cm.

The bronze base has a cast iron inlay covered by a round metal plate covered with green felt. The finely detailed bronze holds its original gold plating. The lamp is in very good condition given its age. I cleaned it a little and it comes wired with cloth covered twisted cord. Its original zeppelin switch and a new plug. It is wired with a E14 socket. I will add a good quality LED bulb.

For the US Canada or Japan I will wire the lamp with an American candelabra base socket and 2-prong plug. Check out over 300 other French art deco lamps in my shop. Art deco lamps made in France were equiped with B22 bayonet sockets.

For most countries like Europe or the US such sockets are practicaly impossible to use. For instance in the States 110 volt bulbs with B22 fitters are obscure, very hard to find and only one model bulb in very limited wattages is available.

In spite of what sellers of unrestored pieces of poor quality claim in their ads when they offer lamps with bayonet caps sockets : except for the UK and Australia French chandeliers and lamps need to be rewired for your country. In order to fit Edison large or small screw base bulbs as used in the USA, B22 sockets have to be replaced by American candelabra base or standard/medium size Edison screw-in sockets. E14 and E27 are modern replacements for European countries. An additional complication is that the size thread used in early French lighting to connect the sockets to the chandelier mountings or lamp bases is not compatible with the modern size threads used in the USA and Europe. New American or European sockets do not just screw on to the old lamp fixtures.

In order to make it possible to use an original old French chandelier or lamp with modern screw bulb bases, a specialized restorer will have to re-tap the threads. All my cleaned and restored chandeliers, sconces and lamps come rewired with the correct sockets you will need to use modern bulbs in your country. The item "MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp" is in sale since Thursday, June 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.
MONIX signed French art deco table lamp in gilt bronze 1930. Piano lamp


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