Verreries Schneider for Henri Mouynet | 2 Art Deco Wall Lights | France c.1930

A pair of art deco frosted glass wall lights by Verreries Charles Schneider signed “France” and set into replacement nickel plated brass mounts. France c.1930

This glass design was often used by the french lighting manufacturer Henri Mouynet and exists with the Mouynet Signature (see picture of matching glass with signature). Schneider did however still sell the glass unsigned to other lighting designers.

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”

Henri Mouynet, Paris 1926-1937

  •  Henri Mouynet was a producer of bronze and forged iron lighting fixtures during the interbellum.

  • His lamps were mainly in a neo-classical style but he also produced lighting in a more modern Art Deco style.

  • In 1926 he built a huge building at 11 rue Etienne Marcel prolongée (taday named Roger Verlomme street).

  • The Business was forced into liquidation and sold to H.Markhbeinn  in 1937.

  • The moulded-pressed glass signed H.Mouynet were produced by the well known glass maker’s of Degué and Schneider.

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