Lighting

Before. After.

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A 1930s Spanish-Revival chandelier by Virden. What captured my special attention (besides that all the original bits were in situ) was the fact that the sockets were inexplicably upside-down. And, the original black finish had been spray-painted gold! Well, these affronts just HAD to be remedied!

 

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And so they were. The sockets are now facing down, and classic back has returned, all as God intended. OK, my good deed is done for the month. Off to a beach I go for the next thirty days!

 

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4 Responses to Before. After.

  1. I bought a similar fixture with upside down sockets – the elderly gentleman I bought it from said he had rewired it like that decades earlier so that the exposed bulbs didn’t shine right in his eyes – I guess with them facing upwards they cast a more indirect light? A reasonable thing, but the shadows it cast would have driven me nuts.

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