I debated buying this 1920s Colonial-Revival-style silver-plated chandelier. It was $$$. But it had original blue glass drops! And, astoundingly, what appeared to be original, and extraordinarily rare, glass shades! Well, what choice did I really have? I purchased it. I thought it would need a simple polish and rewiring. But….no. Some ding-dong sprayed lacquer OVER tarnished silver-plate! So, I had to laboriously strip the whole thing, and then polish. Argh! But the results?
Oh baby, yes.
I am amazed that the glass shades, the full set, managed to survive from the 1920s to 2016. AND all the blue glass drops!
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