An Aldersyde


My online vintage lighting store.


During the 1930s, the Virden Company sold a lot of fixtures from their Aldersyde line, such as this 5-bulb chandelier. Generally, I keep stock on these fixtures, including smaller versions and sconces.


The fixtures are cast-iron and rich with detail.


The polychrome is a dark gold with jade and red accents. Lovely!


My online vintage lighting store.






  1. Heather Estes on April 17, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I have that exact same fixture. Isn’t it a beauty?

  2. Cindy Belanger on April 17, 2018 at 6:50 pm


  3. Seth Hoffman on April 20, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Thank you for posting this! I recently restored a pair of these for our house, but did not know the maker. I had assumed they were a competitor’s equivalent to the Virden Winthrop, and had no idea they were also from Virden!

    Mine had 3-position rotary switches instead of finals, wired to switch on 2, 3, or all 5 sockets. They appear to be original. I bypassed the switches when I rewired them, as they were in poor electrical condition, and I had no functional need for them. I left them in place, though, to depict the original configuration.

    Mine do have the same ceiling canopy as yours, though.

    Do you have any catalogs oe advertisements that feature these? I would be interested to see what other fixtures in the line look like.

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