2 Tone Chandelier

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Shwikman, May 21, 2019.

  1. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    First off, it’s hanging in a stairwell about 15’ up so I can’t get any closer than these photos for the time being.
    It has a bit of that 80’s “brown brass patina pot metal” look to it but I like the design and the two-tone aspect about it...and it gives off a great light. I’m wondering if it’s indeed a recent(80’s-00’s)department store/designer fixture or something else.
    All info and commentary is appreciated as always. Thank You!
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    looks like 20's deco to me................but wdik ??
     
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  3. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Hey, what's wrong with your smoke alarm? :)

    The first thing I thought of was Deco as well. I've never seen anything recent or vintage that looks like that, but like Komo said, wdik?
     
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  4. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Smoke alarm? Do we need to worry about you?

    Love the chandelier!
     
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    To my eye, it looks late. Heading into Art Moderne.

    Debora
     
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  6. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Circa 1940 drop-in shade chandelier. Likely American in origin. Transitional form from Deco/Moderne to the post-war period with some more traditional elements creeping in to the design. These are fairly sought after and sometimes get lumped in with slip-shade chandeliers on ebay.

    Here is the closest comparable I could find in a quick search (Be sure to click on the original listing tag). The black paint on this one is probably not original. Would expect a more subtle contrast.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Antique-Art-Deco-Slip-Shade-Chandelier-Ceiling-Light-Chrome-Black-/264176847748?hash=item3d822acb84:g:QdsAAOSwQZdcSlFr&nma=true&si=20XIPRaYYTZ%2BkRic4N4aKqxdRME%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
     
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  7. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    Great!
    Thanks to everyone for the info and comments. It sounds like I may be borrowing a ladder here soon before the House is sold!
     
  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    unless the buyer has already seen it...take it down !!
    I lost the sale of my 1st home......for the sake of two bathroom wall sconces.....
     
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  9. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Just noticed that the shades are on upside-down :woot:
     
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  10. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    How can you tell?? LOL!
     
  11. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    I noticed they’re a little wonky snd the shades seem to fit OUTSIDE the bases which I thought was weird. The person that owned the house was a bit of a picker/saver/cobble-togetherer, I thought they may have been mismatched from the fixture itself...
    That’s a great catch!! Thank you @verybrad !!
     
  12. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    The house won’t be on the market for a while....even then it will likely be completely gutted completely anyway!
     
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