A 1910 Beauty


  1. Leigh on April 12, 2020 at 12:53 pm


  2. Dan Goodall-Williams on April 12, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    This is beautiful!!

  3. David McDonald on April 12, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    The fact that the glass shades have….survived !! Always so nice to see! Love the shape!
    You can tell they were designed to “direct”, rather than “diffuse” the
    light. We forget the way people 100 years ago viewed artificial/”electrical ” light.
    Thats why Dame Maggie Smith’s character, the Dowager Countess, when walking through Downtown Abbey uses her hand like an umbrella to shield herself from the light. They viewed it as foreign.
    I LOVE those shades. Sooo cool!

  4. Architectural Observer on April 13, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Is it just me, or did this lovely fixture anticipate this mid-century classic?


    • Leigh on April 14, 2020 at 8:49 pm

      Architectural Observer: perhaps the designer of the Sputnik looked up, and was inspired by this 1910 beauty?

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