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1940s Globe pink SET. One chandelier. Pair surface mount.
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I’m very pleased to offer this extraordinary opportunity:
THREE highly expressive late 1940s ceiling fixtures by Globe Lighting of Brooklyn!
This listing includes:
TWO matching surface-mounted ceiling fixtures!
All three fixtures have whopper shades: 16-inches wide!
The chandelier is 18-high, and is ideal for over a dining table. The two surface-mounted fixtures are but 7-inches tall – ideal for, say, an adjacent living room, family room, and/or bedroom. Of course, you could also these glamorous fixtures in your new spa bathroom!
The shades are a knock-out, too! They are pink! A nice soft pink. They feature a dazzling and highly stylized design that rotates around the shade. I just love looking at them. I also love how totally period the fixtures are. They are wonderfully evocative of the era.
The shades have a pebbly texture to their outer surface and this is especially striking when lighted.
Please also note the original finials and all-important mounting rings just above. It’s the small details that make all the difference!
The canopies on the surface-mounted fixtures are also distinctive, with concentric lines and four closely spaced sockets. The canopy for the chandelier is also original.
The fixtures each accept a brilliant 240W!
ABOUT THE 1940s
Just after WW II, and before, say, the mid-1950s, there’s a particular era of design that I have a great fondness for. This era, as yet, has no name. People just tend to lump it into the Mid-Century Modern category. However, a study of lights of this era reveals a very particular aesthetic.
I can only assume that the men and women who created magnificent pre-war lighting fixtures were still around after the war. Embedded within their experience was an artistic ability and color sense that was soon to vanish. What I find so attractive about this Era-That-Has-No-Name is the fascinating combination of the past and future. The future is represented by the basic design of 1940s fixtures; they don’t really look like pre-war fixtures. The past is rich colors and lush details. By the latter 1950s the past was extinct as the Atomic Age ushered in a mania for The New and simplicity reined.
Houses from the 1940s are also very different than those from the 1950s. They may also at a glance look the same but there are many people, like me, who delight in the differences.
Wholly restored and with new sockets and wiring, this set is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!
- The fixtures each accept four standard base 60W bulbs.
- What looks like brass is, I believe, a brass-like finish. This has been polished but not lacquered.
- The two surface-mounted fixtures are by Globe, as noted. The chandelier though has a Homart label. I’ve no explanation for this historical anomaly. I do however love curious historical anomalies.
- Pale pink. Brass. Deep gold canopy on the surface-mounted fixtures.
- See above.
- I love writing this: there’s no damage.
- The porcelain sockets and wiring are new.
- The surface-mounted canopies had a brass-like finish that was worn off. I renewed this with a deep gold burnished finish.
- The brass-like finish on the chandelier is slightly mottled. This is not readily obvious (it reads more as reflections than anything).
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