Baghdad Style Table Lamp
After a design by Mathieu Matégot
Manufactured by Ateliers Matégot, France
Mathieu Mategot set up his Atelier in Paris after the second world war; he designed and hand-crafted furniture and other items. He is particularly well known for his work with perforated metal; as used with the Baghdad Lamp, and the Nagasaki and Copacabana chairs; in the collections of Musée des arts Décoratifs and Centre Georges Pompidou respectively.
Metégot produced his designs in batches of 200, and as such original items are extremely sought after, and command eye-watering prices. This example is thought to be a reproduction from the same period, and is finished to an extremely high level.