Before. After.


My online vintage lighting store.

About once every two years I come across 1930s fixtures by Markel which are quite remarkable. This particular set had been over-painted. Oh, the horror. Luckily however…


…I knew how to restore the original finish of gold and…




Yep, just FABULOUS! The fixtures feature stylized birds with mirror-like back-plates. And those finials? ZOUNDS!



My online vintage lighting store.





  1. Seth Hoffman on September 24, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    I love that era of high-style Art Deco. It doesn’t really fit the aesthetic of our current house, but I will always admire it.

    That style reminds me a lot of the restored theater in our town. It is so intensely Art Deco, it had to feel incredibly bold and modern when it opened in 1931. There are some really great photos on their website here:

  2. Sandra Lee on September 25, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Art Deco sublime! You are an amazing genius & have such an eye for what obscure pieces & fixtures could become & how they could be transformed!

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