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1920s Colonial-Revival silver. 1 chandelier. 4 sconces.
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I’m very pleased to offer this rare opportunity:
A set of five circa-1920 silver-plated fixtures!
This listing includes:
ONE 4-arm chandelier!
FOUR matching 1-arm wall sconces.
Pan-style fixtures (so named because the main body is like a large pan) were incredibly popular through the 1910s, 1930s, and early 1930s. Most were modest in terms of design, quality, and pricing. Very occasionally however I come across a set like this. Wow. This set was not modest in design or quality, and in its day would have been at the higher end price-wise. It’s stunning .
The fixtures came out of a house in Illinois, and were caked with white paint when I acquired them. Luckily, paint doesn’t stick very well to silver-plating.
The 4-arm chandelier is particularly luscious. The arms have gorgeous detailing in high relief. The bottom finial is surrounded by a lovely disk. The chain flourish is also exquisitely detailed, as is the ceiling canopy.
You can see how different the fixtures look with shades (not included) or without.
The vertical wire on the chandelier is cloth covered like the original.
While originally intended for a living-dining room, today I can envision the set in your newly renovated kitchen, or spa bathroom! The set would be the ideal complement to nickel-plated hardware.
ABOUT THE RESTORATION SCHEDULE:
Only one sconce is now restored. The rest will take a week after payment is received. The whole set will be shipped together.
This set has all new sockets and wiring, will be shipped ready to hang, g, and with all the mounting hardware needed!
- Sadly, the period-correct, hand-painted bulbs are not included. Happily, I will let you know where to get them.
- The fixtures accept standard base 60W bulbs.
- Sadly, the silk shades are not included. Happily, they are commonly available from in places like Home Depot, Restoration Hardware, and Pottery Barn (the latter two on-line even).
- The sconces do not mate with electrical boxes, but rather will attach directly to your wall. I will supply the screws, mounting anchors, and even the drill bit. It will help if you let me know what your wall is made of. Wood? Plaster over lath? Sheetrock?
- Silver-plate with patina.
- The chandelier is 36-inches long and 19-inches wide (without shades). I can remove up to 12-inches of chain. I can add chain.
- The sconces are about 8-inches high (without bulb or shades), and about 4-1/4-inches wide. They project about 7-1/2-inches.
- I love writing this: there’s no damage.
- The silver-plate looks very good (see images). On the chandelier, the top plate (the upper portion of the pan body, and which cannot really be seen when the chandelier is hanging), as well as the ceiling canopy, show an irregularity of tone. This will not polish out. You can see this in the image of the canopy. It’s hard to discern between the irregularity and reflections.
- The sockets and wiring are all new.
- The chain, as is common, was in poor condition and any plating had worn off. I worked hard (and tediously) to wire brush the chain (which is quite nice) down to bare metal and then applied a burnished silver. This is not silver plate and there is a tonal difference (see images).
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!