An Amber Beauty

I hauled this out of my vast storage vaults. It was very dirty. But, oh my, it cleaned up well.


And the shade! Oh my! It is amber crackle glass, and this throws off fabulous shadows on the ceiling when lighted.


The fixture is of impressively high quality. All the metal components are thick, richly molded, and have a coppery hue. Most of the components may BE copper.


Just stunning.






The fixture is scaled for a foyer or hall. It could be used as a porch light as well.

It is from the 1920s, and would have been produced through to the 1930s.

The fixture would look well in an Arts & Crafts-style home, bungalow, or Spanish-Revival.



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4 Responses to An Amber Beauty

  1. Beautiful fixture, but I would have guessed 1960s. My grandma’s brother and his wife had a fixture very much like this in their early 60s ranch, it was in the family room which had sort of a southwest look to it. As a little kid, I was mesmerized by the way that the amber crackled glass threw gold dots of light on the ceiling. I hadn’t thought of that in 40 years…funny, the things you remember…

      • This aunt was a hip old chick, she also had a rain light in her living room. Here. It was voted the most interesting light in our extended family, although my mom’s homemade grape light came in a close second, here.

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