1930s ceiling hugger by Markel


1 in stock


I’m very pleased to offer this late 1930s ceiling fixture by Markel!

Markel Electric Products (MEP) was founded by Joseph Markel (1888-1966) in 1920. Markel was born in Lithuania and came to the United States in 1891. The company was located at 145 Seneca Street in Buffalo, New York. A century ago, this was a bustling industrial area. Down the street was the thriving Larkin Company, and their globally famous Administration Building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The fixture is 14-inches in height, ideal for a room with a low-ish ceiling. The width is about 15-inches. The scale will complement a foyer, library, or small bedroom.

The shades are gorgeous. They have a kinda leaf detail which is repeated in the glass stem. Nice. When lighted, the shades have a luscious iridescent quality. This is hard to photograph but quite evident in person.

The fixture was caked with paint when I purchased it. This has been removed and the new polychrome finish is a dark gold with bright gold accents.

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: See above.

  • I love writing this: there’s no damage.
  • The sockets and wiring are new.
  • The polychrome is new.

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