1905 Early Electric pendant


1 in stock


I’m very pleased to offer this wonderful 3-arm circa-1905 Early Electric pendant!

For much of the 19th-century, gas lighting was the norm. Then, very late in the century, gas/electric combination lighting was introduced, and the White House was electrified in 1892. The era for combination lighting was brief, and by the late 1890s electric lighting started making inroads.

Hence, this fixture represents the first generation of electric lighting. It’s design and construction however still reflect an earlier era, like with the vertical pipe. While vital for a gas fixture, this was not required for an electric fixture, where a chain would have sufficed.

These interesting historical considerations aside, the fixture is just lovely. The patina is particularly lovely, which I but gently polished.

Note how the metal components have a hexagon shape. And delicate beading. Both these features are matched on the shades . Wonderful!

The scale of the fixture is ideal for a bedroom, or medium- to small-sized dining room. It would also look good over a kitchen island.

Clear Edison-style LED bulbs would be ideal.

The vertical pipe will be unscrewed to help with shipping. It will be easy to reattach.

With new wiring, this fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixture accepts standard base 60W bulbs (not included). You can use LED bulbs.
COLOR: See above.
SIZE: The fixture hangs down 36-inches and is 24-inches wide shade to shade). The shade fitters are 2-1/4-inches.
There’s no damage.
The sockets are original (and in fine shape) with new wiring.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!