Fantastic Art Deco 1930s chandelier. This is such an unusual light, it is hard to find a place to start. First, it is a 6 light fixture. Five of the lights are on the outside on the arms, in the gorgeous amber shades, and one is in the center behind the fine--cut glass--center panels. This center socket gives you three options for decor. You can use an amber light bulb...or a plain frosted tube light bulb...or even shut it off since the 3 way switch at the bottom of the light turns the center light bulb on and off.
This chandelier has been re-wired in our UL lamp shop with new sockets and wire to UL standards.
Each new socket can easily take a 100 watt bulb giving a total of 600 watts of light if so desired.
Going that extra mile...that we like to do... the switch in the loop of the bottom finial, is what is called a three-way switch. It allows you to turn the center light on-ONLY (night light), or, turn the five shades outside ONLY, or, turn both the inside and outside lights on together.
This ability to vary the lighting gives lots of decorating possibilities.
The five cut glass center panels are just plain gorgeous. They slip in from the top and I am pleased to say that they are in mint condition with so little roughness that it is not worth discussing. Compare the design in the center panels to the design on the arms holding the shades and you will notice that they match...and the scrolls on the glass panels..match the scrolls on the metal supports. All so very nice.
The shades, for each of the arms, while being lovely dark amber, are also in outstanding condition with only the most minor of roughness. The metal of the chandelier is, I believe, aluminum and some iron and steel- for the main fixture metals which has a nice ambiance of a pewter finish. All a very nice appearance.
OA Height: 22" x OA Diameter: 20"
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