Before. After.

 

My online vintage lighting store.

 

I purchased this online. Look at how it was missing most of its crystals, and what seemed like silver-plate was dirty and tarnished. So, I felt sorry for the poor dear. And you know what happens when Ross feels as such. HE MUST SAVE IT! Sigh. Ross is just a goon. Well, wanna see the results? Scroll way down…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GASP!

 

GASP!

 

This 1920s chandelier is one of the most unusual I have ever restored. And, let me tell ya’, the process was a bitch! I cursed. Cursed! Often! Scaring kitties in the process!

The results though are…stunning.

 

 

My online vintage lighting store.

 

 

 

15 Comments

  1. Dan Goodall-Williams on September 25, 2020 at 3:03 am

    That truly is stunning. Did you have the glass pieces or did you have to find them? And where does one find such things?

    • Ross on September 25, 2020 at 11:13 pm

      Dan, the chandelier came with bits of its original crystals. I put on new crystals.

      I found the fixture on eBay. I buy most of my lights on eBay. My best-ever purchase was four Art Deco fixtures which I paid $500 for, including shipping. They were HUGE, and proved to be by Caldwell (the finest-ever lighting company in America). I sold them for $12,000! Then purchased a car! My second-best score was an extraordinary 1950s crystal chandelier. Also huge! No one else bid on it, so I got it for $20. I re-sold it for $8,500!

      Obviously, these kind of scores don’t happen often.

      • Dan Goodall-Williams on September 26, 2020 at 3:07 am

        Wow, that’s fantastic. Knowledge is power!

  2. Heidi on September 25, 2020 at 4:52 am

    beautiful

  3. Debbie Desmond on September 25, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Beautiful!!!

  4. Christine on September 25, 2020 at 9:50 am

    That fixture is stunning. I especially love the art nouveau faces. The swooping hair! So lovely.

    I just looked it up but it didn’t appear on the 1920 page. Is it still available?

    • Ross on September 26, 2020 at 12:21 am

      Christine, the chandelier is here.

  5. Cody H on September 25, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    I saw this one awhile back when it hit eBay too, and I almost made a pass at it, but I had too many other irons in the fire at the time. I’m glad it ended up with you! If it was a difficult project for YOU, I can only imagine that it would have been quantum physics for ME.

    • Ross on September 25, 2020 at 10:59 pm

      Cody! I also purchased its twin, which is candle-style.

      Working on it this weekend!

  6. Cindy Belanger on September 25, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Wow, what a beauty! Great job Ross.

    • Ross on September 25, 2020 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you, Cindy!

  7. David McDonald on September 25, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Ooooooo! So simple, yet pretty. Nice restoration!! The beginning pic almost looks too far gone, all-most! But, obviously, NOT, in your hands!! Lol!!.
    😁👍

    • Ross on September 25, 2020 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you, David!

  8. David McDonald on September 25, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    You’re welcome. 👌!!

  9. Karen Spencer on September 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous piece and quite the transformation. I would love to see how you work on one of these pieces. Maybe You will post a video, or in-progress pix someday. The change is always astonishing!

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