1940s chandelier by Lightolier


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I’m very pleased to offer this incredible 1940s chandelier by the incomparable Lightolier Company!

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!

When the fixture was made it 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 thick glass shade is amazing. It’s incredibly molded and particularly stunning when lighted. Wow.

The stem is brass, with an intricate glass flourish on top. Note also the original ceiling canopy and original subtle brass finial.

There are five sockets and these accept 40W appliance-size standard-base bulbs.

The vertical wire is cloth-covered like the original.

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

DETAILS: The light bulbs are not included.
COLOR: The shade is kinda a peachy beige. Brass. Glass.
SIZE: The fixture hangs down about 20-inches and is 15-inches wide. I can add chain.

  • The shade has a very sharp outer edge, and this has numerous small chips (see second-to-last image, for example). This has been the case for every such shade I have ever offered. In my experience, one notices the chips at first and then, rather, the overall beauty of the fixture. There are also some subtle manufacturing irregularities. All this is factored into the price, meaning that it is discounted from $950.
  • The porcelain sockets and wiring are new.

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