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I saw this on Facebook Marketplace, two hours away. WHAT was I looking at? The chandelier seemed so bent, so askew. It was also, though, like nothing I had ever seen before. Was it worth the long trip? My instinct said YES. Scroll down…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chandelier proved to be by the incomparable Lightolier company, a fact revealed by the green, circular LIGHTOLIER sticker inside the ceiling canopy.

 

The chandelier proved to be askew originally! The chandelier, too, proved to be of incredible quality, and from the late 1950s.

 

The chandelier proved to have a gobsmacking finial. It’s a long crystal bell (6-inches!), with a crystal ‘clapper’ hanging from inside. That these delicate components remain is astonishing.

 

Surrounding the bell finial are eight octagonal crystals (a dazzling 4-inches in length) hanging from crystal spheres.

 

Above, are eight more crystal prisms shooting upward. These are 5-1/2-inches long.

 

And there are yet eight more octagonal crystals hanging from delicious brass curly-cues.

 

FABULOUS!

DAZZLING!

STRIKING!

The metal is brass.

The chandelier is an impressive 23-inches wide (from candle to candle).

Of note is how original the chandelier is. All the crystals are in situ and original. The chain and brass ceiling canopy are original. Even the candle covers are original!

INCREDIBLE!

Originally, the fixture was priced at $329.65. I know, you laugh! But this was one of Lightolier’s most expensive offerings, and about twice the price of comparable fixtures by other lighting companies. This premium was for the quality, design, and the Lightolier name. Kinda like the difference between a Chevy and a Rolls-Royce. This premium still applies today.

So, for a person looking for the perfect chandelier to hang over, say, their T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings dining table, this knock-out may be ideal.

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Leigh on July 2, 2022 at 2:19 am

    Ooooooh la la, what a beauty! Well done, Ross!

  2. Erin Fay on July 2, 2022 at 8:52 am

    I absolutely am in love!

  3. Sandra D Lee on July 2, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    Exquisite! Absolutely amazing!

    Lightolier wonder!

    You have taken your amazing restoration efforts to another level! Extraordinary that original elements remained! A crystal bell no less!

  4. Marcia on July 2, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    So glad you found it and could save it. It IS a treasure.

  5. Laurie L Weber on July 2, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Wow! That is certainly unique – and the face it’s intact is amazing! 🙂

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