Attributed to Genet et Michon | 4 Twin-arm Wall Lights | England & France c.1930
A set of 4 English neo-classical style wall lights each hanging pendant 2 rare and important “thistle” lampshades attributed to Maison Genet et Michon,Paris. C.1930
Ht.35cm/14in, W.28/11, Dpth.14/5.5
Philippe Genêt et Lucien Michon, Paris
- Former students of the Ecole Boulle, Philippe Genêt and Lucien Michon began trading in 1911 and showing their 1st lighting fixtures in 1919.
- Set in the Marais, rue du Parc Royal in Paris, they specialize in creating and designing lighting, mirrors and decorative items made from moulded-pressed glass.
- Throughout the 20’s and 30’s Genet et Michon have a large presence at the Salon Des Artistes Décorateurs showcasing their lighting designs and other decorative items.
- During the late 20’s they work for national palaces, the Elysee Palace, embassies, and ministries. The firm also collaborates with some major decorators such as Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Paul Follot, and Maurice Dufrene & Raymond Subes.
- Maison Genêt & Michon continued to trade until after the war and ceased trading in the 1960’s.