Lighting

And It’s RED!

 

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I love things like this late 1940s fixture by the fabulous Lightolier Company.

 

If you have a home built in the 1940s, or early 1950s, this would be an ideal fixture for your foyer, hall, or small bedroom.

The fixture is post-Deco and post-Moderne, but pre-Sputnik, and pre “Atomic Age”. The fixture, thus, is from a period Which-Has-No-Name.

When people buy a house from the 1940s or early 1950s, they often decorate with a 1930s influence, or an “Atomic Age” influence, but the 1940s and early 1950s had its own distinct aesthetic which few people know about.

This beauty exemplifies the distinct aesthetic of that overlooked era.

And it’s red!

 

 

 

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One Response to And It’s RED!

  1. I am stunned; my great-grandmother had this same exact fixture in her kitchen! I had not thought about it in years until I saw this picture; thank you for a quick trip down memory lane! Her rural farmhouse was built in the 1890s, but did not get electricity until REA ran a line down their road in the early 40s, so nearly all of her light fixtures were from this period. I also recall a light fixture in what we would today call a family room that looked like a white glass bedpan hanging on a chain; it had a circular fluorescent bulb in it, and it would flicker for several minutes whenever she would turn it on.

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