Before. After.


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This 1920s fixture sat FOREVER in my storage vaults. I have utterly no memory of when I purchased it. The fixture, obviously, needed a LOT of work and I would feel faint every time I looked at it. So Much Work. But, two days ago, I thought: ENOUGH! Do something with the poor dear! Well, wanna see the results? Scroll down…and prepare to GASP!





















I know! GASP!


Under all the dirt was a unique silver finish, and with gold and emerald accents.


LOVE the amber sphere!


For all these years I had assumed that the fixture was gold and the silver base was a later bad spray job. But it developed that most of the fixture WAS silver originally. So, I carefully recreated the original polychrome color scheme.

I didn’t think the end result would look good, and worried that I might have to redo the whole thing. Argh! I was so not looking forward to this. But, only after I hung the fixture, and stepped back, did I think: Oh! This is friggin’ gorgeous!

Silver was an unusual color choice during the era, although one company, Riddle, specialized in silvery fixtures.


My online vintage lighting store.




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