I am pleased to offer this amazing Hollywood-Regency-style 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!
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This is one of the most gorgeous fixtures I’ve ever listed.
The shade is frosted white, and has a dazzling Dorothy Draper-like pattern. Wow. Wow! There’s a silver filigree band circling the shade.
Above the shade are four glass flourishes. Also very Dorothy Draper-like, and altogether astounding. These are hand-made and as such each is slightly different. They are stunning when lighted.
Hanging from the glass flourishes are hand-made glass spheres, and each slightly different. (Lightolier offered the fixture with, or without, the glass spheres. This is the first one I have ever offered with the spheres.)
The center column is silver-plated. This retains its original protective coating (so, no polishing).
The glass finial is quite distinctive, nicely over-scaled, and distinctive to Lightolier.
The fixture combines both silver and brass. This is something Lightolier often did in the 1940s.
The shade is large, being 17-1/2-inches wide.
The vertical wire is new, and cloth-covered like the original.
While made for a living/dining room, the chandelier would also look quite well in a master bedroom. Or your new spa bathroom!
None of the images really capture how breathtaking the chandelier actually is.
Wholly restored and with new sockets and wiring, this fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!
DETAILS: The fixture accepts three standard base 75W bulbs.
COLOR: Frosted white shade. Silver. Brass.
SIZE: The fixture hangs down 24-1/2-inches and is 17-1/2-inches wide. I can remove up to 6-inches of chain. I can add chain.
- I love writing this: there’s no damage.
- The shade has some very subtle surface scuffing and subtle mottling.
- The porcelain sockets and wiring are new.
- The chain was silver-plated originally. This had worn away. I did a burnished silver on the chain.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!