1920s Moe Bridges surface mounted

$850.00

1 in stock

Description

I’m very pleased to offer this gorgeous 1920s surface-mounted ceiling fixture by Moe-Bridges!

The Moe-Bridges Company was established in 1915, in Milwaukee, WI. In 1943, the company was renamed The Lighthouse, and then Visa Lighting in 1963. Today, Visa Lighting is thriving, and still in Milwaukee.

This type fixture is called strap-style because it’s made primarily from flat metal bars, like belt straps. What I love about such fixtures is how curvaceous they are. Just lovely to look at. The style was very popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and used in a variety of home styles including bungalows, Arts & Crafts, Spanish-Revival, Colonial-Revival, and Four-squares.

The finish is textured (a Moe-Bridges specialty), and with a burnished gold polychrome. There are subtle red and green accents around the socket bells.

A remarkable aspect of the fixture is that it retains its delicious amber glass sphere finial. These are almost always missing.

Wholly restored and with new sockets and 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: The fixture hangs down about 12-inches and is 16-inches wide.
CONDITION:

  • I love writing this: there’s no damage.
  • The porcelain sockets and wiring are new.
  • The thin amber glass drops are new. The amber sphere is original.

SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!