1910 brass Early Electric ceiling fixture

$680.00

1 in stock

Description

I’m very pleased to offer this fabulous circa-1910 Early Electric ceiling light!

BACKGROUND:
For much of the 19th-century, gas lighting was the norm. In the last decade of the century, electric lighting started to make inroads, and gas/electric combination fixtures became popular. During the first decade of the 20th-century, gas lighting waned in popularity, and all-electric fixtures became widely available.

As such, the fixture listed here represents a new era in the history of lighting. Which is kinda cool.

And what a beauty!

The horizontal brass tube is way cool, as is the distinctive chain.
I like the simplicity of the fixture and the shades.

The brass has an attractively mottled patina (see images).

The sockets have pull-chains but the fixture can be controlled by a wall switch (if your room is wired as such).

The fixture is scaled for a bedroom, foyer, or small kitchen.

This fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixture accepts standard base 60W bulbs (not included). Clear Edison-style LED bulbs would look great.
COLOR: See above.
SIZE: The fixture hangs down about 16-inches and is 16-inches wide. The shades have 2-1/4-inch fitters, and are 6-inches wide.
CONDITION:
The canopy has several stress lines and one stress crack. These are hard to see with the fixture eight or more feet up in the air.
There’s a faint stress line on the horizontal rod.
The sockets are original with new wiring.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!