A Sheffield Beauty

This was in a box in the basement of the Cross House. It dates between 1910 and 1920, I think. Was it installed in the house at some point? Or was it just stored, and left, in the basement? Well, after much ado, I finally got around to restoring it. And a knock-out it be!


The body of the chandelier, and the ceiling canopy, are deeply, exquisitely molded. Wow. There is also a rich patina.



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  1. Sandra Lee on May 1, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Beautiful! What a find! How fun it was right there in the Cross House!

  2. Bo on May 2, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Right on with the dating – likely 1910 to 1916 I’d say.

    • Ross on May 3, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Thanks, Bo!

  3. Cody H on May 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Were all the shades with it when you found it in the basement? If so, that’s quite a find indeed! I love how the ribbed pattern coordinates with the body of the fixture itself. Very neat.

    • Ross on May 3, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Two shades were broken. It took me two years to find matching shades.

      • Cody H on May 4, 2017 at 12:33 pm

        Hey, I know that feeling. Finding matching shades is a nightmare!

  4. tiffaney on May 2, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Well hey who cares if it’s never been installed! It’s been IN the Cross House for so long that it’s a part of its history. How neat is that! Is there somewhere appropriate you can install it? It’s absolutely beautiful.

  5. nathan on May 3, 2017 at 7:33 am

    It doesn’t have to be original to be part of the cross house history, its likely been there for at least a century. I do hope you will install it somewhere in the cross house.

    • Ross on May 3, 2017 at 10:35 am

      The previous owner purchased a lot of old lights on eBay. And he left a lot of these in the basement. I found one box STUFFED with 1890-ish gas fixtures which had never even been opened.

      I suspect that the Sheffield chandelier was an eBay purchase, too.

      • nathan on May 3, 2017 at 10:18 pm

        Well that’s different than. What a nice surprise to find from a previous owner! The only thing my houses previous owner left was pot growing equipment and black mold.

      • nathan on May 3, 2017 at 10:20 pm

        Gahhh such a beautiful fixture!

  6. Sandra Lee on June 21, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Just exquisite!!! How remarkable to find 1890’s as well as circa 1910-1916–just amazing!!!

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