SOLD – Pair of elm burl lamps by G.H.Joué, ca 1970


What I like

First of all, I like the very particular shape of these two rectangular plates with bevelled angles, placed in a slight staggered pattern, which give visual dynamism and great originality to each of these lamps: the interplay of planes and volumes is all the more interesting when magnified by a pair of lamps.

On the other hand, what elegance is this choice of elm burl, just enlivened by these golden bands which animate their face, and by this rounded stem, also golden, which brings them together.

Finally, I like the fact that it is a pair, which helps to balance a room, to respect symmetry.

We are indeed in the 1970s or the beginning of the 1980s, by this material, the elm burl, brought up to date, and by the preciousness of the assembly, the sense of composition, geometric certainly but offbeat, with poetry in this discrepancy.

Technical description


Pair of table lamps made of two rectangular elm burl slabs, with beveled angles, a vertical band of gilded metal adorning each side. Two small rectangular slabs pierced by a large round rod hiding the electric wire hold the two wooden slabs in staggered rows. Signed on the top slab.

Lampshade not included.

Dimensions and weight

Height: 45 cm- Width: 18 cm- Depth: 12 cm- Weight: 2,5 kg each

Mix & Match

This pair of lamps is both classic and fully of its time, the 1970s.

The rigor of its design and the preciousness of the materials used open wide the doors of classic interiors, with antique inlaid or gilded furniture, without complex! The elm burl, widely used in the 1930s, also allowed him to enter Art Deco universes. In any case, its refined sobriety allows it to rub shoulders with both classic creations from the 1960s, such as the living room by Borge and Jensen in waxed oak, and refined furniture such as the Orsay living room by Gae Aulenti. Of course, it will be able to light up the patinated brown leather of the Kroken armchairs, wood calling for wood; it will be perfect for a contemporary interior to which you want to give a precious touch.

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To know more

The designer

We do not know if the G.H. Joué brand used external designers or if there was an in-house designer.

The editor

G.H. Joué has put its mark on a few lamps, on desk sets, but has clearly opted for creations of good quality, with a classic design but integrating the spirit of the times, as in the case of our lamps.

A beautiful authentic pair of lamps at a fair price

This pair of lamps has been carefully selected for its aesthetic qualities, its originality and its fair price. Our choice gives priority above all to the sharpness of design, a pledge of enhancing your new acquisition in your interior and an ability to interact with your furniture, to match and blend to create a unique decoration.

Buying a vintage piece is surely a reasonable investment, so great is the appetite for the 1960s and 1970s.

Finally, buying a vintage pair of lamps preserves the resources of planet earth.

Additional information
Weight 2,5 kg
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 45 cm




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Dominique de Paillerets is passionate about objects and art. He likes to combine Design furniture from the 70s and the 18th century, in the spirit Combining refinement and the spirit of the seventies

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