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Butterfly wall light, crystal on brass, Palwa, 1970`s ca, German
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Butterfly wall light, crystal on brass, Palwa, 1970`s ca, German

Code: 11144

Price: £590 / $726 / €673

Height: 26cm (10.2")     Width: 31.5cm (12.4")
Depth: 9cm (3.5")
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Butterfly wall light, crystal beads on brass frame by Palwa, 1970`s ca, German.

This wall light has been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina. It is newly rewired & earthed, PAT tested by an electrician, fully working and ready to install. Light bulbs are included. This light can be use with a dimmer and it can be used in other countries although it may be necessary to purchase different light bulbs suitable to local electricity.

Palwa Lighting is well known for the quality of the crystals & originality of design.This playful design is a sculptural butterfly executed in luxurious  materials: crystal & brass. It would  be a creative solution where a single statement light is needed such as in a corridor, stairwell, cloakroom or alcove. It would be a unique addition to a range of interiors such as Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency, 70`s Glamour, Traditional or Contemporary.

It consists of two parts, a sculptural butterfly on a rectangular brass bracket.

At the centre of the sculpture  is the body of the butterfly, a piece of solid brass with a hammered polished effect. The wings emerge from under the body. Each side composed of a fore wing & hind wing. These are decorated with over 100 faceted crystals. There are well over  400 Palwa hand polished crystals on this light. The inner part of each wing has light blue toned crystals surrounded by clear crystals. The crystals sit within a grid made of brass wire and they are held in place by brass wire, knotted at each junction of the grid by hand. 

Great attention Palwa quality details are present, such as the use of different size beads to complete the corner of the wings, and the gilt finish completing the reverse workmanship. 

Each wing is outlined with a trim of texture polished brass. 

From the top of the body there are two antenna in brass wire, each finished with an oversized bronze tone crystal bead.

On the reverse side it can be seen the wings are bolted in two places to the butterfly`s body. 

The rectangular base that attaches to the wall is in polished brass. It has 3 holes through which it screws to the wall. The main butterfly sculpture frame has a three sided rectangular guide on the reverse side, attached by 4 tubular brass arms to the wings. This guide slides over the rectangular brass plate and is held safely in place by two vertical brass pegs that slide into 2 holes on the topside of the base.

Carries 4 standard small screw light bulbs E14 up to 40 Watts each. At present fitted & photographed with Pygmy Clear shaped light bulbs of 25 Watts. These are included in the price. It is possible to use any other E 14 light bulbs type/shape.

This vintage wall light in very good condition. The frame is sound and the brass in very good condition. All the crystals are the original vintage ones and are all present, in very good condition with no chips.

Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care in packing. For safe transport the butterfly sculpture frame will be removed & packed separately from the base. Each wrapped in a layer of bubble wrap & soft card. Together these would easily fit into a box with loose fill packing peanuts ideal for safe posting.

Additional dimensions:

Dimensions of the rectangular brass plate that attaches to the wall are: Height: 13.4cm, Width: 17.6cm, Depth: 1.8cm.


Palwa is a lighting company from Germany that after nearly 80 years still exists today. Palwa has a historical worldwide reputation as a manufacturer of beautiful light fittings with their own in-house design department and craftsmen who produce special one-off designs. For this reason their vintage pieces by Palme & Walter are becoming very rare to find and sought after. Check out the company`s website: www.palwa.com.
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