1920s foyer chandelier by Markel


1 in stock


I’m very pleased to offer this striking late 1920s foyer fixture by Markel!

Just wonderful and visually fabulous!

The fixture is mostly aluminum, and retains its original polychrome.

The candle covers appear to be original. They are obviously vintage but in good enough condition that I decided to retain them. If you prefer new covers just let me know!

The two bulbs are included! They came with the fixture and work! They are very old. Are they original? (I cannot offer any guarantee on vintage bulbs!)

I also love the brackets “supporting” the candles.

The fixture is, to me, really fascinating as it is comprised of parts from three Markel lines. The body is from one line, the stem from another, and the ceiling canopy from a third! All this is clearly original as the polychrome and patina all match. Of course, no one but a lighting nerd like me would care about this! I would love to know the story behind this curiosity.

The wiring is new and the exposed wire is cloth-covered like the original. Nice.

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

DETAILS: The fixture accepts standard base 60W bulbs.
COLOR: Mostly silver. Gold, blue, green, red, and yellow.
SIZE: The fixture hangs down 24-1/2-inches and is 8-inches wide. I can remove up to 3-inches of chain; I can add chain.

  • I love writing this: there’s no damage.
  • The aluminum has darkened with age and there are some age spots. This is normal for vintage aluminum.
  • The sockets are original (and in fine shape) with new wiring and paper insulators.
  • The candle covers are original.
  • The polychrome is original and in very good vintage condition.

SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!