ANT-98 Antique Art Deco Slip Shade Fenwick Chandelier c 1933
Authentic Art Deco, Slip Shade, polychrome painted 5 shade chandelier, Circa 1933. The finish, while being cleaned up “a mite“,
is original and simply beautiful to the max. You cannot find a much better antique slip shade chandelier that this one.
Wonderful condition. The shades are simply a treat and in remarkable condition. Probably made by Consolidated Glass or another quality glass house.
Since we are curators of the only American Art Deco Museum, ( see www.thedecomuseum.com) we can tell you a bit about this light.
It was made by a firm in Cleveland, Ohio called: The Frankelite Co.
The had a logo which was a stylized “F” in a diamond device and issued their products under the trade name of “Diamond Lighting Equipment“.
This light, Circa 1933, it was part of their "Fenwick Series". This chandelier was Model 1255. The catalog says it has a spread of 21“.
Frankelite was a rather small firm that very little is known about. We have a few examples of their work, and they are always rather unique
and attractive stand alone lights. The name and date of these fixtures has been verified by literature from the company as 1933.
Measurements: The overall hang height is 28” but it could be shortened another 2” by removing chain links. The fixture has a spread of about 21“.
This fixture can be lengthened or shortened by adding, or subtracting, chain links.
The pendant has been totally rewired with high grade sockets and new central lead wire.
Up to 100 watts per socket, for a total of 500 watts.