Charles Ranc, Paris & Milet | Nickel Art Deco Chandelier | France c.1930
A stylish and good quality art deco six-branch electrolier by Charles Ranc, the nickel-plated metalwork designed with stylised floral motifs, each branch supporting an opaline-glass lampshade; signed in the glass “Milet”. France, c.1930.
Charles Ranc, Paris 1909
After the first world-war the Paris based company (rue Amelot street, Bastille) became known for producing lighting in the neo-classical style.
Charles Ranc lights were often designed in gilded bronze fixtures holding pate-de-verre Charles Schneider lampshades.
In the 1930’s Art Deco period their lights were modernised in nickel plated bronze or coppered brass mounts using opalescent shades often (but not exclusively) produced by the Jean Gauthier, Ezanville glass factory (EZAN).