1940s porch light by Lightolier


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I’m very pleased to offer this wonderful 1940s porch ceiling fixture 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 this 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 glass shade in deliciously thick, and has a ribbed effect. When lighted, dramatic patterns are thrown on the ceiling and adjacent walls. Love it.

The metal components are all brass. This has a coppery tone.

The fixture has a slightly mottled patina.

Wholly restored and with a new socket and wiring, this fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixture accepts one standard base 60W bulbs. 

COLOR: See above.

SIZE: The fixture hangs down 10-1/2—inches and is 5-inches at its wide point. The ceiling canopy is 4-1/2-inches wide. The fitter is about 2-1/2-inches.


  • The fitter end of the shade is chipped. This cannot be seen.
  • The porcelain socket and wiring are new.

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