Set of Pharaoh lamps by Deknudt, Belgium 1970
Highly decorative set of Pharaoh table lamps by the Belgian Deknudt, 1970. These two busts are 24K goldplated and stand on a Noir de Mazy black marble base holding three light bulbs each.
This is the pinnacle of the Hollywood Regency style. Hollywood Regency is glitz and glamour covered in lacquer, chrome, and mirrored finishes. Every detail is meant to convey luxury and there is always the feeling that people should look good in the design, particularly if they are wearing satin bathrobes and sipping a cocktail . . .
These particular lamp stands are in beautiful patinated condition. The 24K goldplate has partly worn off over the years thus revealing a nice silvery shine. One of the lamp stands has still its original mark on the base "Deknudt". The original four step switches are in good working order, switching on the three light bulbs in turn. One of the marble bases has a chip off two corners (see photo). Otherwise in amazing and fully operational condition.