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1930s chandelier by Gill Glass. Dramatic!
1 in stock
I’m very pleased to offer this extraordinary 1930s chandelier by Gill Glass!
Gill Glass & Fixture Company was located on Amber Street in Philadelphia, and occupied most of the block between East Tioga and East Venango Streets. The factory backed up against rail lines, as was common, and there would have almost certainly been a rail spur leading directly to Gill loading docks. The Gill buildings are extant, although they look a lot less attractive than they did as pictured, proudly, in Gill catalogs. The immediate area around the factory was all housing (and still is), and it can be assumed that many of these homeowners worked for Gill – an easy commute. All this seems like an ancient time, a lost age far, far away when America actually made stuff. Quality stuff, too. And when people didn’t have long commutes to work, and when railroads were powerful and important. Sigh.
The shade just takes your breath away! It is deeply, lusciously molded with flowers and leaves in high relief, and has a subtle iridescent quality. Wow.
The metal components are, mostly, chrome plated.
There are six sparkly crystal drops!
With new sockets and wiring, this fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!
DETAILS: The fixture accepts three standard base 60W bulbs (not included).
COLOR: See above. As well, the shade is a kinda a peal color, and with a subtle iridescent quality.
SIZE: The fixture hangs down about 27-inches and is 16-inches wide. I can remove up to 4-inches of chain; I can add chain.
- The chrome looks excellent (see images). There is some again to the ceiling canopy but this is hard to se with the canopy eight or more feet in the air.
- The shade is undamaged.
- The sockets and wiring are new.
- The crystals are new.
- The original chain was corroded. The replacement chain is nickel plated, and period-correct.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!