One of the great pleasures of working with vintage lighting is the quality. Fixtures from before WWII are just stunningly made in a way which is inconceivable in our modern made-in-China world.
Like this set by Moe-Bridges, circa-1930. They are made mostly of cast brass. This retains its original polychrome finish which looks like a very old penny. Almost black but with a coppery hue. Stunning.
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