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1930s Virden bedroom/foyer chandelier
1 in stock
I’m very pleased to offer this lovely 1930s 3-bulb chandelier by the Virden Company!
The fixture is from Virden’s Churchill Series.
The VIRDEN Company
The John C. Virden Company was Canadian-based, at 19 Curity Ave in Toronto. They also had a US presence at 6103 Longfellow Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. You can Google search the latter, and “stand” in front of the massive brick factory. It is now long abandoned, and its countless widows broken. But it wasn’t that long ago that this factory – like countless such factories across America – was teeming with life, and supporting millions of families. This, back when America actually made stuff.
The chandelier is not large, and is scaled for a smaller bedroom, foyer, or hall.
The fixtures retains its original polychrome. The overall color is a sorta gold (with an orange hue), and with accents of jade and red. Lovely.
The stem of the chandelier is quite spectacular. The ceiling canopy, too.
Hidden in the chandelier finial is on/off switch. Pretty cool but it no longer works (and cannot, alas, just be replaced).
The vertical wire, new, is cloth-covered like the original.
Wholly restored and 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: The fixture is 24-inches long, and 13-inches wide. I can remove up to 4-inches of chain; I can add chain.
- I love writing this: there’s no damage.
- The sockets are original (and in fine shape) with new wiring.
- The original chain was corroded (this is common). The new chain precisely matches the original in terms of scale and shape.
- The polychrome is original and only required but minor touching-up.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!