1930s Spanish Revival Virden Chandelier


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I’m very pleased to offer this striking cast-iron 1930s Spanish-Revival chandelier from Virden!

The John C. Virden Company was Canadian-based, at 19 Curity Ave in Toronto. They also had a US presence at 6103 Longfellow Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. You can Google search the latter, and “stand” in front of the massive brick factory. It is now long abandoned, and its countless widows broken. But it wasn’t that long ago that this factory – like countless such factories across America – was teeming with life, and supporting millions of families. This, back when America actually made stuff.

The chandelier is from Virden’s Early Forge line.

The details and shapes are just stunning! The fixture is a pleasure to look at.

All the wiring is new, and the vertical wire is cloth-covered like the original. Nice!

I particularly like the finial. Note, too, the distinctive original chain, and ceiling canopy.

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

DETAILS: The fixture accepts standard base 60W bulbs (not included).
COLOR: Black.
SIZE: The fixture hangs down 38-1/2-inches and is 17-inches wide. I can remove up to 15-inches of chain; I can add chain.

  • I love writing this: there’s no damage.
  • The sockets are original (and in fine shape) with new wiring and paper insulators.
  • The fixture had been spay-painted silver when I purchased it. The new finish is eggshell black.

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