ANT-196 Mid-West Newport Chandelier
Authentic Slip Shade 6 shade light chandelier Circa 1935.
There are five shades around the periphery of the bowl with one center shade making a total of six shades. All shades are in very nice condition with just a slight bit of roughness that reflects their age. Each of the shades on the periphery has one socket. The bottom shade has two sockets.
All sockets are capable of receiving a 100 watt bulb but the center shade sockets require smaller bulbs simply due to the lack of space.
The finish is totally original. Old gold with nickel plated accents. Now the nickel plating can be cleaned up a little with 0000 steel wool and a gentle metal polish, but, considering the nature and value of antiques, we just didn't want to do this before the final owner decided, IF, they wanted that done. We keep hearing on every antique TV show to leave original finishes alone and we have done this. There is even a touch or two of white paint on the canopy (can be seen in the picture) which we also are not touching unless we are asked to do this.
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 Kansas City called Mid-West Chandelier Company. Circa 1935, it was part of their Modern design school of thought. We often now call Modern ...Streamline and I have even seen attempts to coin the phrase: Streamlite in a couple of depression era catalogs. Mid-West called the series, that this light came from: Newport. This six shade chandelier was absolutely top of the line for this series and we are happy to offer this fine original example. Mid-West was a high quality company that survived the Great Depression quite well and was still in existence up to a few years ago when it was absorbed by Thomas Industries.
Measurements: The overall hang height is 24 and the fixture has a diameter of about 18. This fixture could be lengthened by adding more chain links.