A rare pair of early No. 71 desk lamps designed by Eileen Gray for Jumo. An icon of the Machine Age, the lamps date from the 1930s/40s. Original dark grey paintwork with chrome arms and accents (the most sought after colour combination). Both lamps are early examples as evidenced by the flick switch and not the rocker/paddle switch found on the later lamps. Both lamps have all original wiring, including 2 pin plugs. You will need a 3 pin adapter. One lamp uses a single tube bulb, while the other has two separate bulb holders (see pic 12). You are probably advised to get them rewired by a professional and have new identical bulb holders fitted. The lamps are in great condition for their age, but there are obviously signs of age-related wear. The chrome is bright and shiny, with only a few minor areas of pitting. The enamel paintwork has some areas of loss (see pics 9 to 11 as examples). One lamp has a small crease/dent near the base (see pic 9). The movement on the lamps is good (one is a little more stiff than the other) and they hold their positions well. These are iconic lamps and if you are viewing this listing you will probably know how rare it is to find a matching early pair. The lamps are large and heavy. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR FURTHER LAMPS FROM MY COLLECTION. The item “EILEEN GRAY No. 71 JUMO LAMPS. RARE EARLY PAIR. ART DECO/MODERNIST DESIGN ICON” is in sale since Friday, March 13, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Lamps\20th Century”. The seller is “point.one” and is located in Burnley. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Style: Bauhaus
- Material: Metal
- Original/Reproduction: Original