1940 Lightolier chandelier


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I’m very pleased to offer this dazzling circa-1940 chandelier by Lightolier!

Beginning in the 1920s, and for many decades thereafter, the Lightolier Company (extant today of course) made some of the very finest fixtures. Their designs were always simply dazzling, and the quality was the very very very best. When you restore vintage lights such as I do, these aspects are so obvious they tend to jump out. It’s always a particular pleasure restoring a Lightolier!


The fixture is mostly silver in color, with an ivory stem.

The glass shades have an iridescent quality. Gorgeous.

Note how the fluted shades complement the fluted stem.

Above the stem are five glass curly cues, each holding crystal spheres. Love it!
In the center is a long crystal bead and with a large crystal sphere!

The whole is incredibly elegant and yet simple. It’s ideal for a home built in the late 1930s or 1940s.

All the wiring is new, and the vertical wire is cloth-covered like the original. Nice.

When the fixture was made it would have been about twice the price of comparable fixtures by other lighting companies. This premium was for the quality, design, and the Lightolier name. Kinda like the difference between a Chevy and a Rolls-Royce. This premium still applies today.

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 29-inches and is 20-inches wide. I can remove up to 5-inches of chain; I can add chain.
The only issue is a small dent to one socket cup.
The sockets are original (and in fine shape) with new wiring and paper insulators.
The ivory finish replicates the original.
One shade has a tiny black dot imbedded inside the glass, obviously a manufacturing irregularity.
The upper crystal spheres are original. The center crystal beads and finial are new (I previously sold such a fixture so knew what was missing).
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!