Style of Louis Trichard with Verreries Schneider | Wrought Iron Desk Lamp | France c.1920


A wrought-iron table lamp, the metalwork designed with trailing ivy in the style of and possibly by Louis Trichard, with a highly unusual white crackled-glass “pate-de-verre” lampshade signed in the glass “Schneider”. France, c.1920.

Ht.30.5cm/12ins; w.25.5/10.

Louis Trichard, Marsailles 1925

  • Louis Trichard was a famous blacksmith from Marseilles, France with his workshop was located at 39 chemin du Rouet.
  • Bases were often intricate and designed with high floral detail in art nouveau style.
  • Designed wrought iron lamp bases for Hettier et Vincent, Paris
  • Lamps often but not exclusively designed with glass by Charles Schneider

Verreries Schneider (Le verre Français), Epinay-sur-Seine 1913

Charles Schneider

  • Charles Schneider was born in Chateau-Thierry, near Paris, on 23rd February 1881.

  • His brother, Ernest Schneider (1877-1937), started working for Daum in 1903 as clerk. Charles had started an artistic career and was already active at Daum since 1898.

  • In 1913, the brothers decided to start their own business and bought a small glass factory in association with a friend Henri Wolf, at Epinay-sur-Seine.

  • In 1918, fire destroyed the studios at Galle and a group of artists went to Schneider’s.

  • Early Cameo glass in art Nouveau style is signed “Le Verre Francais” and “Charder” pseudonym for Charles Schneider

  • Pate-de-verre and art deco glass is signed simply “Schneider”



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