Lighting

A Wheel-Cut Beauty

 

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Yet again, I was wandering through my vast storage vaults. I stopped before a large box. WHAT, I wondered, was in it? I opened the box. And gasped! THIS was in storage for how many years? THIS? The fixture is, I think, circa-1910 and it features wheel-cut shades. Each shade has…

 

…seven stars, which is particularly evident when walking around the fixture.

 

Yummy!

 

The fixture was rewired with gold plastic wire about twenty years ago. Before shipping, I will replace the plastic wire with cloth-covered wire which the fixture would have had originally. This is a normal practice for me as buyers often want the length changed. If I have already rewired a fixture, and a buyer wants it shorter, this is not a problem. But if a buyer wants the fixture longer this often entails my having to re-wire again. Ugh!

 

 

 

My online vintage lighting store.

 

 

 

 

One Response to A Wheel-Cut Beauty

  1. That is a classy fixture!

    I often see newly-rewired prewar fixtures with plastic wire and wonder why. It looks so wrong.

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