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Maison Bagues Lighting & Furniture History

Added 05 March 2014 at 17:57




Parisian, Maison Bagues was founded by Noël Baguès in 1860. Initially specialising in bronzes, the Company began producing lighting when son Eugène joined in 1880.

It became famous internationally as a creator of art lighting.

In the years between the World Wars, grandsons Victor & Robert expanded the business with many highly sophisticated bronze and iron items, including furniture, stairway banisters & metal gates.

Today the Company remains, for many decorators, a synonym of elegance and a guarantee of excellence.

Iron and bronze are shaped according to traditional techniques. Chandeliers, lamps and wall sconces are leaf gilt gold or silver leaf, and the crystals are hand assembled.

Maison Bagues is mostly known for their Louis XIV & Empire style lighting,  Parrots & Foliage chandeliers with glass beads and wall sconces. 

This vintage Neoclassical French chandelier on the left, just sold at Roomscape, is attributed to Maison Bagues. It has a strong Art Deco influence. It features elegant crystals radiating on a solid bronze gilt frame. There is flow of movement from the curving arms, dangling crystals and crystal balls in stacks.

Bagues also produced furniture pieces, objets d’art and ironwork, such as this attributed piece in stock: a v intage brass magazine rack, in faux bamboo, in the style of Maison Bagues, 1940`s ca , t he Naturalistic bamboo effect, together with Neoclassical & Modernist features are executed in solid brass, with its delicate proportions & scrolling patterns this magazine rack is light & elegant.


Metals are shaped according to traditional techniques. Chandeliers, lamps and wall sconces are leaf gilt gold or silver leaf, and the crystals are hand assembled.

Baguès essentially `decorated` Paris at the start of last Century, including the oceanliner l’Atlantique, the 1925 Paris Exposition Universelle, the 1934 Salon de la Lumiere and the 1937 Exposition Universelle des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne.


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