1920s Halcolite chandelier. High quality


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I’m very pleased to offer this stunning 1920s cast brass chandelier by the Halcolite Company of New York!
(For the history, detail nut: Halcolite was located at 100 Grand Street, in New York City.)

I wish to stress the high quality of the chandelier. It is beautifully cast and made.

NOTE: I have a down-bulb version of the chandelier in another listing.

The design is simply dazzling! Dazzling! There is a center cluster of what I can only describe as poppy flowers!

The fixture is highly detailed, and, again, is cast brass with a polychrome finish in 3 tones to give a deep, rich golden effect.
Why, you might ask, would anyone do a polychrome finish over solid brass? Well, brass is a wonderful material to work with, and the makers of high-quality fixtures preferred the expensive metal to pot metal or cast iron. By the roaring 1920s though, brass was considered passé – a reminder of the staid Victorian-era when brass fixtures were popular. So, by the 1920s and on through the 1950s, brass was almost always polychromed and the effect is really quite delicious – richer than can be achieved by brass alone. Sadly, many people strip off the polychrome when “restoring” brass fixtures from the era.

Please note the new cloth wire!

Also note the incredible finial!!!!!!!

This fixture is ideal for a bungalow or Arts & Crafts-style home. You can also use it as a spectacular counter-point in a Modernist interior!

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

DETAILS: The fixtures accepts 60W bulbs or lower (not included).
COLOR: The finish is burnished gold with a cocoa and burnt red wash. The latter two colors simply create depth; you don’t really register them. The finish reads a rich deep gold.
SIZE: The fixture hangs down 37-inches and is 18-inches wide. It can be any length but cannot be less than 29-inches including the finial.

  • I love writing this: there’s no damage.
  • The fixture has new sockets, wiring, and candle covers.
  • The original chain was corroded (this is common). The new chain precisely match the originals in terms of scale and shape.
  • The original stamped brass canopy severely cracked. I replaced it with a very similar 1920s stamped brass canopy. It’s odd that the original canopy was not cast brass like the rest of the fixture. I do love curious historical details.

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