Before. After.

 

My online vintage lighting store.

 

This is a Duplexalite. I love these fixtures, first created in the 1910s and sold for decades thereafter. Some are even in the White House! This one attracted my special attention due to its size: a whopping 22-inches wide. Geez. The largest Duplexalite I have ever offered was 18-wide. Most I find are 16-wide. So, I had to have this one. HAD to.

 

I purchased the fixture online, and gasped at its scale when it arrived. It is HUGE!

Also, it was obvious that the shade had been repainted several times. Poorly. So, I blithely stripped off the non-original paint expecting to find some brightly colored enameled finish as is common to Duplexalite’s.

But…oops. Under the non-original paint was bare, mottled metal. Huh?

I have sold red Duplexalite’s, green, blue, yellow, and white. So,I could take my pick of color.

Wanna see? Scroll way down…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zounds!

 

Zounds!

 

Zounds!

 

 

My online vintage lighting store.

 

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Carrie on September 6, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Oh my GOSH!!!!! I’ve never had light fixture love until this moment, I literally gasped at the reveal! Fabulous job Mr. Ross!

  2. Patsy on September 6, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Just beautiful!

  3. Patsy Douma on September 6, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Just beautiful!

  4. Pat on September 6, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Wow! That is gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful! Luv it!!!

    You need to include something for scale.

  5. Cindy Belanger on September 6, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Oooh, sexy. That red really makes the fixture stand out. Gorgeous.

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