1930s Lightolier chandelier


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I’m very pleased to offer a 1930s Lightolier chandelier!

Beginning in the 1920s, and for many decades thereafter, the Lightolier Company (extant today of course) made some of the very finest fixtures. Their designs were always simply dazzling, and the quality was the very very very best. When you restore vintage lights such as I do, these aspects are so obvious they tend to jump out. It’s always a particular pleasure restoring a Lightolier!

The shades are real knock-outs. They are custard glass with a gold vine and umber-colored leaves. Lovely.

That all the shades are in situ and undamaged is amazing.

The fixture retains all its original components, including the ceiling canopy. Nice.

Typically for Lightolier, the fixture is quite substantial and heavy. The painted parts (umber colored) are mostly cast-iron.

The vertical wire (new) is cloth-covered like the original. Nice.

Originally, the fixture would have been about twice the price of comparable fixtures by other lighting companies. This premium was for the quality, design, and the Lightolier name. Kinda like the difference between a Chevy and a Rolls-Royce. This premium still applies today.

The fixture would work in a variety style homes, and is particularly suited for an Arts & Crafts-style home or Bungalow.

This fixture will be shipped fully restored and with new wiring, ready to hang, and with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixture accepts standard base 60W bulbs. You can use LED bulbs (not very tall!).
COLOR: See above.
SIZE: The chandelier hangs down 23-1/2-inches. I can remove up to 4-1/2-inches of chain; I can add chain links. It is an impressive 20-wide
I love writing this: there’s no damage. Amazing.
The sockets and wiring are all new.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!