A Pan Beauty!

A 1920s pan-style chandelier.


Pan-style fixtures were wildly popular during the 1920s and 1930s. Such fixtures are defined by a pan-shaped body with protruding arms.

The above chandelier was in an antique store. Its finish? A dull brown. Initially, I passed it by. A second look made me suspect that the dull brown was perhaps a century of dirt. What, I wondered, was under?

A long soaking revealed a pewter-like finish! With gold accents. Lovely!

I enjoy looking at the restored chandelier. The leaping candles remind me of ballet dancers on point! I also love the sweet little tassels under the arms.



My online vintage lighting store.





  1. Seth Hoffman on March 29, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Very nice piece.

    I chose pan fixtures for our Foursquare, only with hanging sockets and shades. They have a unique elegance, and not many people know much about them, so I always enjoy explaining!

    • Ross on March 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      A perfect choice for a Foursquare!

  2. Gabi on March 30, 2017 at 7:56 am

    You have some very unique lights, Ross. My question is, do you hang these for the photo shoot and then take them down? That alone would be a chore!

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