1905 brass foyer pendant Early Electric


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I’m very pleased to offer this wonderful circa-1905 2-shade early electric pendant!

Most of the 19th-century was all about gas lighting. Then, at the end of the century, electric lighting was introduced and gas/electric combination fixtures slowly worked their way into buildings across the land. Soon though, all electric lighting was introduced and, bit by bit, became the norm. At first though, electric lighting mimicked the style of gas lighting, such as with this circa-1905 pendant. Note the long brass tube. This was necessary for a gas fixture and even a gas/electric fixture but was not required for an electric fixture. It would take a while longer for fixtures to be introduced hanging from chains.

The curvaceous arms are a delight! I also love the curvaceous shades!

The center cast brass wreath is just beautiful.

The fixture is ideal for a foyer, hall, or small bedroom. The overall height is 42-inches. I can adjust this.

The fixture is all brass, which has a nice patina.

If you have a home built between 1900 and, say, 1915, then this fixture may be ideal.

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

DETAILS: The fixture accepts standard base 60W bulbs (not included).
COLOR: See above.
SIZE: See above. As well, the fixture is 17-inches wide (shade to shade). The shades have 2-1/4-inch fitters.
I love writing this: there’s no damage.
The sockets are original (and in fine shape) with new wiring and paper insulators.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!