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Petite Rich-Gilt Schoolhouse Pendant, c1925
Petite Rich-Gilt Schoolhouse Pendant, c1925

$210.00

This compact little schoolhouse pendant features a 6-1/2" diameter shade and an antique rich gilt finish. The softly rounded shade and dainty canopy give it a charming older look. The pendant or semi-flush lights often called "schoolhouse fixtures" are defined by their large white (or "opal")...

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Classic Chain Pendant w/Straw Opalescent Globe, c1915
Classic Chain Pendant w/Straw Opalescent Globe, c1915

$425.00

This simple and classic chain pendant features an exposed turnkey socket and beautiful Straw Opalescent globe shade. Learn more about Straw Opalescent. $('#order_cart_line_item_quantity').attr('disabled','disabled');

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Thematically Puzzling Yet Cool Copper Doorbell, c.1950
Thematically Puzzling Yet Cool Copper Doorbell, c.1950

$350.00

What a three-masted sailing ship has to do with a doorbell is anyone's guess, but in spite (or because of) that, this is a great bell indeed. This shiny-bright hammered copper specimen is in near new-old condition, showing only very minor wear and sounding great, as well. The ship motif is a dec...

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Clockwork Bell, patent 1897
Clockwork Bell, patent 1897

$165.00

The knob on the top of this cast iron bell winds the inner spring, holding tension until it's released to make the bell ring. This can be done in several ways: with a pull cord on either side of the door, or with a pushbutton on the outside of the door. Note: As is clear in the photo, there'...

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Wind-up Doorbell, patent 1897
Wind-up Doorbell, patent 1897

$165.00

The handle on the top of this bell winds up the spring inside, where tension is held until released to make the bell ring. This can be done in several ways: with a pull cord on either side of the door, or with a pushbutton on the outside of the door. Its chime is not unlike that of an old teleph...

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Ornate Cast Iron Surface-Mount Doorbells, c1890
Ornate Cast Iron Surface-Mount Doorbells, c1890

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$150.00

Originally installed in Bellingham's Hotel Laube around the turn of the century, these self-contained bells were mounted on the wall next to a door. While the bell rang on the outside, it was loud enough to hear in the room. These bells were designed to operate on 10v DC current. They are made o...

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Chrome and Porcelain Bell Button, c.1935
Chrome and Porcelain Bell Button, c.1935

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$55.00

These great chromed steel and porcelain bell buttons somehow have both modern and nostalgic appeal. Note: Each button has a small chip on edge (as seen in photo) where wire was once run through. Chrome shows very light scratching. Mounting screws not included. $('#order_cart_line_item_quan...

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Branford "Ivy" Cast Bronze Aesthetic Door Set, c1885
Branford "Ivy" Cast Bronze Aesthetic Door Set, c1885

$500.00

One of the most popular of the high-end Aesthetic Movement hardware designs of the 1880s, "Ivy" was designed by J.J. Kennedy for the Branford Lock Works and patented in January of 1884 (No. 14,536). Both remarkably ornate and yet subtle in its finely textured relief (notice the finely engraved i...

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Spectacular Victorian 12-Light Chandelier, c1905
Spectacular Victorian 12-Light Chandelier, c1905

$13,500.00

To the untrained eye, this fixture might appear to be just another over-the-top "fancy" Victorian chandelier - but it is so much more than that, and we feel very fortunate to offer it here. Probably dating to the first decade of the 20th century, during the transitional period when Victorian dec...

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Contemporary Lightolier Chandelier of the Swingin' '70s
Contemporary Lightolier Chandelier of the Swingin' '70s

$1,150.00

While not quite enough time has passed for some of us to see the charm and sophistication of lighting from the 1970s, the same was said about each period style by the generations that followed, and each has come back to find a new and appreciative audience again. The 1970s are enjoying just such...

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Pair of D&F Cast Iron Bin Pulls, c1885
Pair of D&F Cast Iron Bin Pulls, c1885

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$80.00

While we can't say for sure, marked cast iron bin pulls like these were very often used on multi-drawer typesetter cabinets used to hold letter type. The D&F initials are probably related to the company that made the type or the cabinet. Note: Varying amounts of corrosion adds to the awes...

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Set of Four Leafy Bin Pulls, c1870
Set of Four Leafy Bin Pulls, c1870

$160.00

This early cast iron drawer pull was popular for many years and sold into the 1900s. Its simple yet elegant design gave it timeless appeal, and it was often used on wood kitchen tables and dresser drawers. These four pulls feature traces of original copper plating under aged lacquer, giving them...

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Pair of Label-holding Bin Pulls, c.1895
Pair of Label-holding Bin Pulls, c.1895

$60.00

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Gray Fostoria BH-Series Localite Adjustable Bracket, c1950
Gray Fostoria BH-Series Localite Adjustable Bracket, c1950

Original Price $750.00

$639.99

With an original gray-painted finish mostly intact, a sprinkling of rust for gritty-pretty authenticity, and a new gold twisted cord for replacement wiring this is a great example of the popular (and almost bomb-proof) BH series of articulated fixtures known as "Localites" made by Fostoria Press...

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Vintage Mercury Shade, R2112
Vintage Mercury Shade, R2112

One-of-a-Kind

$475.00

The term "mercury glass" - like so many terms in the world of antiques - is a bit of a misnomer, as these shades are not made using mercury. Rather, they are silvered in the same way that mirrors are, using silver nitrate (although mirrors before about 1835 did utilize mercury). The challenge for...

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Vintage Mercury Shade, R2125
Vintage Mercury Shade, R2125

One-of-a-Kind

$475.00

The term "mercury glass" - like so many terms in the world of antiques - is a bit of a misnomer, as these shades are not made using mercury. Rather, they are silvered in the same way that mirrors are, using silver nitrate (although mirrors before about 1835 did utilize mercury). The challenge for...

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Vintage Mercury Shade, R2126
Vintage Mercury Shade, R2126

One-of-a-Kind

$475.00

The term "mercury glass" - like so many terms in the world of antiques - is a bit of a misnomer, as these shades are not made using mercury. Rather, they are silvered in the same way that mirrors are, using silver nitrate (although mirrors before about 1835 did utilize mercury). The challenge fo...

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Vintage Mercury Shade, R2127
Vintage Mercury Shade, R2127

One-of-a-Kind

$490.00

The term "mercury glass" - like so many terms in the world of antiques - is a bit of a misnomer, as these shades are not made using mercury. Rather, they are silvered in the same way that mirrors are, using silver nitrate (although mirrors before about 1835 did utilize mercury). The challenge for...

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Super Rare Equipoise Fixture w/McCreary Shade, c1910
Super Rare Equipoise Fixture w/McCreary Shade, c1910

$2,800.00

Never has so little articulation been given so much over-design as in the Equipoise bracket. Patented around 1907 and 1908, the Equipoise was designed to keep the angle of the shade consistent as one moved the bracket through a range of motions, and hold the arm in place when it was released. Ye...

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Gloriously Rough Fostoria Localite Work Light, c1950
Gloriously Rough Fostoria Localite Work Light, c1950

$550.00

A wonderfully raw and rusty example of the rugged Fostoria Localite adjustable bracket found in countless factories and workshops and even ships since 1936. This fixture has a great natural patina and a sort of clumsy elegance that lends it great authenticity and character - perfect artistic ins...

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Sears Craftsman Articulated Work Bench Light, c1960
Sears Craftsman Articulated Work Bench Light, c1960

Original Price $650.00

$554.99

With looks that were definitely made for the shop or garage - not the house - Sears' line of Craftsman work lights were a bit of a knock-off of the better known line of Fostoria Localites. Made ruggedly of heavy steel and painted postwar gray, these fixtures lit countless home workshop and small...

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Very Rare Self-Adjusting Medical Wall Bracket, c1920
Very Rare Self-Adjusting Medical Wall Bracket, c1920

$1,250.00

With its original nickel finish, a dual-arm, multidimensional adjustment configuration, and a friction joint system that holds the bracket in position after moving, this doctor or dental light has all the bells and whistles one might look for in a rare and unusual industrial lighting fixture. We...

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Rare Van Dyke Industrial Articulated Bench Light, c1930
Rare Van Dyke Industrial Articulated Bench Light, c1930

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$550.00

In the articulated lighting game, it was all about having your own proprietary (and hopefully patented) joint design, and the Van Dyke lamps certainly fit the bill with their distinctive stamped-steel donut pivots. This is an exceptional example complete with bench-mount bracket, period brass so...

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Rare Van Dyke Articulated Lamp w/X-Ray Shade, c1930
Rare Van Dyke Articulated Lamp w/X-Ray Shade, c1930

$575.00

In the articulated lighting game, it was all about having your own proprietary (and hopefully patented) joint design, and the Van Dyke lamps certainly fit the bill with their distinctive stamped-steel donut pivots. This is a great example complete with bench-mount bracket, period brass socket, a...

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Complete Sun-Kraft UV Lamp Set w/Case & Goggles, c1945
Complete Sun-Kraft UV Lamp Set w/Case & Goggles, c1945

$650.00

Talk about a blast from the past - how about a dose of ultraviolet radiation? This fantastic original Sun-Kraft sun-lamp set comes complete with original carrying cases, hanging tag, goggles, and paperwork - including instructions for how to give your infant a quick tan. We have replaced the or...

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Industrial Articulated Work Light w/Brass Joints, c1955
Industrial Articulated Work Light w/Brass Joints, c1955

$550.00

We've never seen this classic adjustable tension lamp concept executed with these distinctively cool brass circle plates at the joints, but perhaps some of you have? If so, tell us more. This example is an interesting mix of polish and patina, chrome and rusted steel, elegance and eclecticism - ...

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Adjustable Chrome Wall Bracket, c1960
Adjustable Chrome Wall Bracket, c1960

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$200.00

You see a lot of so-called "industrial" lighting out there these days, so it's fun when something fun comes along that actually is made for industrial use like this wall fixture. Perfect for a cafe booth, kitchen island or even beside a bed, this fixture probably first did its job on a wall over...

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Contemporary Chandelier w/Crackle Glass Globes, c1975
Contemporary Chandelier w/Crackle Glass Globes, c1975

$950.00

A perfect combination of the 1970s' love for lighting with gleaming chrome, abstract geometry, and ice-like glass effects makes this striking Contemporary chandelier the center of the swinging party. Crackle glass globes in chrome-plated rings encircle a single downlight concealed in the center ...

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Classic Oak & Brass Contemporary Chandelier, c1972
Classic Oak & Brass Contemporary Chandelier, c1972

Original Price $475.00

$404.99

This classic contemporary-style chandelier is so archetypal - so smack down the middle of what everybody in the lighting world was doing in the early 1970s - that we just knew we were going to find it in our archive of period trade catalogs. But no luck. With all the smoky, woody, brushed-an...

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Brass & Smoky Glass Chandelier by Fredrick Ramond, c1975
Brass & Smoky Glass Chandelier by Fredrick Ramond, c1975

$1,800.00

The distinctively angular or faceted chandelier designs of Fredrick Ramond during the 1970s - like this fine example (which happens to be even further enhanced by the awesome brass finish and smoky glass panels) - have found a newly appreciative fan base among early adopters in the resurging are...

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Chrome & Smoky Glass Chandelier by Fredrick Ramond, c1975
Chrome & Smoky Glass Chandelier by Fredrick Ramond, c1975

$1,800.00

The distinctively angular or faceted chandelier designs of Fredrick Ramond during the 1970s - like this fine example (which happens to be even further enhanced by the awesome chrome finish and smoky glass panels) - have found a newly appreciative fan base among early adopters in the resurging ar...

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Moe Light "Contemporary Eclectic" Brutalist Pendant, c1970
Moe Light "Contemporary Eclectic" Brutalist Pendant, c1970

$785.00

This rugged and almost unfinished sculptural look is often called Brutalist today, though when Moe Light offered this series in the early 1970s they referred to it "contemporary eclectic." While it is slightly more aggressive emotionally, this style can almost be seen as a sort of Modernist Arts...

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Mid-Century Modern Dual-Color Pendant, c1960
Mid-Century Modern Dual-Color Pendant, c1960

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$275.00

A prime example of what made mid-century Scandinavian lighting design so exciting to the American market, this sophisticated metal double-cone pendant looks a bit like a jet engine or futuristic rocket ship. Imported and offered by Prescolite with a brass center cone in its 1962 catalog alongsid...

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Mid-Century Modern SwagPendant w/ "Spaghetti" Globe, c1965
Mid-Century Modern SwagPendant w/ "Spaghetti" Globe, c1965

$375.00

We would love to jump in our time machine and go back to the 1960s - the plastic decade – to see the original machinery producing the once-reviled-and-now-revived Lucite "spaghetti" lights like this wonderful 13" example. This is a fixture that speaks so strongly of its time (a time still well in...

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Rare Civil War-Era Gilt 2-Arm Gasolier, c1865
Rare Civil War-Era Gilt 2-Arm Gasolier, c1865

$3,000.00

Being on the west coast, we simply don't see very many early gas fixtures pass through our shop. This one, attributed to Archer & Pancoast, is one of the earliest we've offered (see its coordinating partner in a separate listing), and we've gone to great pains to do it justice. When disa...

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Rare Civil War-Era Gilt 2-Arm Gasolier, c1865
Rare Civil War-Era Gilt 2-Arm Gasolier, c1865

$3,000.00

Being on the west coast, we simply don't see very many early gas fixtures pass through our shop. This one, attributed to Archer & Pancoast, is one of the earliest we've offered (see its coordinating partner in a separate listing), and we've gone to great pains to do it justice. When disa...

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Large Eastlake Gasolier w/Crystal Drops, 1880s
Large Eastlake Gasolier w/Crystal Drops, 1880s

$3,750.00

A very nice early fixture that mixes the popular crystal look with Eastlake styling at the time it was transitioning to the Aesthetic Movement, this would be ideal over a dining room table in an 1880s home (or any other setting where its unique charms would be appreciated). Intricate castings an...

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Late Victorian Empire Combination Chandelier, c1900
Late Victorian Empire Combination Chandelier, c1900

Multiple Available. Original Price $1650.00

$1,404.99

With the classic cast scrolling armbacks and pierced filigree shells that define the Empire style, this gas/electric combination fixture from around the turn of the century offers generous style, light, and decorative impact. Common to later Empire castings, this one also features a mix of brass...

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Distinctive 2-Arm Renaissance Revival Pendant, c1868
Distinctive 2-Arm Renaissance Revival Pendant, c1868

$2,450.00

A restrained yet inspired fixture from one of the harder periods to find lighting from, this late-1860s Renaissance Revival gasolier features dual arms, dual finishes, and dual faces at the center. Elegantly minimal while simultaneously decorative, this fixture might have hung in an entry, a ves...

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Unusual Exotic Revival Pendant w/Galleon Panels, c1927
Unusual Exotic Revival Pendant w/Galleon Panels, c1927

$825.00

This type of charming elongated hexagonal pendant was a common fixture in 1920s entries, stairways, and other smaller rooms, and even the amber drop crystals weren't that unusual during the era... but finely cast filigree panel overlays featuring full-sailed Spanish galleons? Now that's an antiq...

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Dramatic Wrought Beaux Arts Lantern Bracket, c1915
Dramatic Wrought Beaux Arts Lantern Bracket, c1915

$625.00

This outstanding lantern bracket mixes a range of Classical and Medieval motifs in a powerful Beaux Arts-inspired wrought design that would add dignity and unique character to the right setting (perhaps Dracula needs a porch light for his castle).

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Victorian Wrought-Brass Gas Pendant w/ Opalescent Glass, c1898
Victorian Wrought-Brass Gas Pendant w/ Opalescent Glass, c1898

$980.00

A beautiful and exceptionally hard-to-find light, this lovely late-Victorian lantern pendant is fabricated in wrought brass strapping and features a gorgeous – and period appropriate – twist opalescent cylinder shade. It was originally a gas fixture but has been converted for electricity. Most l...

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Early American Antique Brass Bell Button, c1970
Early American Antique Brass Bell Button, c1970

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$30.00

We don’t know the maker of this decorative bell button, but the style is super familiar – classic Early American, a Chippendale-inspired version of Colonial Revival for the Brady Bunch years. One of a wide array of NOS doorbell buttons from a recent salvage department purchase, including nume...

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Early Style Oak Pushbutton w/Porcelain Button, c1900
Early Style Oak Pushbutton w/Porcelain Button, c1900

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$75.00

While we can’t speak to how old this specific example is, the style is consistent with wood-type bell buttons that were popular from the late 1800s well into the 1900s – a great older style bell button. Note: Some minor chips in the wood, but does not distract from the beauty. $('#order_car...

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NuTone NOS Kimberly Doorbell Button, c1960
NuTone NOS Kimberly Doorbell Button, c1960

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$18.00

New old stock NuTone non-lighted Kimberly bell button with classic mid-century modern “modified square” snap-on trim plate around button. Can be installed on the square orientation or on the diamond as shown on box. This same design is the basis for Rejuvenation's reproduction line of door sets ...

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NuTone NOS Modern PB-3 Doorbell Button, c1952
NuTone NOS Modern PB-3 Doorbell Button, c1952

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$45.00

New old stock NuTone non-lighted Modern bell button with sleek mid-century silver plate around button on black trim. This version of the PB-3 Modern button is different from the one advertised in the 1960s, and dates to the early 1950s. One of a wide array of NOS doorbell buttons from a recen...

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Anglo-Japanese/Aesthetic Movement Knocker & Letter Slot, c1880
Anglo-Japanese/Aesthetic Movement Knocker & Letter Slot, c1880

$300.00

A rare example of of a combined knocker and letter slot executed in cast iron with a lovely Anglo-Japanese or Aesthetic Movement design featuring an asymmetrically growing potted plant (probably a sunflower). Retains traces of its original lacquer finish over the iron. This combined form was muc...

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Snapit Vu-All NOS Non-Elelctric Chime & Viewer, c1960
Snapit Vu-All NOS Non-Elelctric Chime & Viewer, c1960

$150.00

We find no end of mid-century charm in this complete "new old stock" Vu-All combination door viewer and non-electric door chime from Snapit. A mix of late Art Deco chevrons on the exterior and mid-century starburst on the inside, this plastic design even has a small window for a name card. Se...

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Rustic Art Deco “Peek Door” in Old Iron Finish, c1935
Rustic Art Deco “Peek Door” in Old Iron Finish, c1935

$200.00

This speakeasy – or “Peek Door” as it was called in a 1941 catalog – has a hybrid style that mixes the stepped motif popular in Art Deco designs with a more rough and rustic surface treatment that almost makes it look Navaho. Retains original Old Iron finish. The 1941 price was just 95 cents. ...

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NuTone NOS Economy PB-6 Doorbell Button, c1960
NuTone NOS Economy PB-6 Doorbell Button, c1960

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$35.00

New old stock NuTone non-lighted Economy bell button – simple yet restrained mid-century “modified rectangle” styling. One of a wide array of NOS doorbell buttons from a recent salvage department purchase, including numerous NuTone models. See other listings. $('#order_cart_line_item_quanti...

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Little Brass Door Knocker, c.1910
Little Brass Door Knocker, c.1910

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$30.00

Quite honestly, you'd have to have the hearing of a cat to catch the faint rap of this quaint knocker. It sure is cute, though (note the petite measurements). It's perhaps best for a kid's playhouse or a New York studio apartment. Note: Brass shows light wear. $('#order_cart_line_item_quan...

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NuTone NOS Windsor PB-19 Doorbell Button, c1965
NuTone NOS Windsor PB-19 Doorbell Button, c1965

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$45.00

New old stock NuTone non-lighted Windsor bell button with painted textured tortoise shell-like insert around button. One of a wide array of NOS doorbell buttons from a recent salvage department purchase, including numerous NuTone models. See other listings. $('#order_cart_line_item_quantity...

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NuTone NOS S-110 Alarm Pushbutton, c1970
NuTone NOS S-110 Alarm Pushbutton, c1970

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$40.00

S-110 new old stock NuTone alarm pushbutton features eye-catching red button in ivory plastic case. One of a wide array of NOS doorbell buttons from a recent salvage department purchase, including numerous NuTone models. See other listings. $('#order_cart_line_item_quantity').attr('disabled...

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NuTone NOS PB-21 Unlighted Doorbell Button, c1965
NuTone NOS PB-21 Unlighted Doorbell Button, c1965

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$45.00

New old stock NuTone non-lighted PB-21 bell button with a classic Streamline Modern stepped edge motif that was popular from the 1930s well into the 1960s. One of a wide array of NOS doorbell buttons from a recent salvage department purchase, including numerous NuTone models. See other listin...

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Edwards NOS 10v 156 Monitor Bell or Ringer, c1960
Edwards NOS 10v 156 Monitor Bell or Ringer, c1960

$125.00

While we don't know a lot about the new old stock "monitor bell" by Edwards, we're enamored with its late industrial charm and battleship gray paint finish. Note: Requires a 10V transformer (not included). $('#order_cart_line_item_quantity').attr('disabled','disabled');

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NuTone NOS Amherst PB-16 Doorbell Button, c1970
NuTone NOS Amherst PB-16 Doorbell Button, c1970

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$45.00

New old stock NuTone non-lighted Amherst bell button – classic mid-century Colonial Revival faux wrought iron styling. Interesting to note that this version of PB-16 is a little different from the one shown in earlier NuTone catalogs. One of a wide array of NOS doorbell buttons from a recent ...

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NuTone NOS Mt. Vernon Unlighted Doorbell Button, c1965
NuTone NOS Mt. Vernon Unlighted Doorbell Button, c1965

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$45.00

Colonial Revival (remember where George Washington lived) meets Streamline in this charming mid-century shield-like unlighted bell button plate. This button stylistically coordinates with NuTone's popular Mt. Vernon door chime, which shares a shield-based motif. One of a wide array of NOS doo...

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Fascinating and Odd Peep-Hole, c1925
Fascinating and Odd Peep-Hole, c1925

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$300.00

Is the odd, flared item meant to act as a fisheye viewer of sorts, or is it perhaps a mouthpiece designed to aid in keeping the secrecy of a muttered password? If this does date from the '20s – our best guess, though it may be older – it's easy to imagine it as speakeasy door hardware. Whatever...

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Raw Industrial Articulated Steel Work Light, c1950
Raw Industrial Articulated Steel Work Light, c1950

$550.00

An interestingly raw and straightforward variation of the classic ball-joint articulated work light, this fixture has a great natural patina and a sort of clumsy elegance that lends it authenticity and character - great artistic inspiration for the work you might do under it.

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Mid-Century Modern Bronzetone Danish Pendant, c1967
Mid-Century Modern Bronzetone Danish Pendant, c1967

$975.00

With its five tiers of reflector rings, lightweight aluminum design, and original Bronzetone lacquer, this spaceship-esque pendant is quintessentially Danish Modern. Made by Nordisk Solar Company and sold by Prescolite here in the U.S., it makes a design statement that has seen a steady ascent in...

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Cordette pendant, from Moe Lighting's 1958 "Cordette Series"
Cordette pendant, from Moe Lighting's 1958 "Cordette Series"

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$325.00

This snazzy little basket of light can be found in the 1958 Moe Lighting Catalogue. Under this alluring category: accent lighting, the "Touch" that makes the Difference. Oooh la la Moe. The Cordette, it goes on to say, is a "Whirl-Cord brass wire trimmed fixture." It features laminated cotton cor...

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Mid-Century Modern Cordette Flush Mount, c1958
Mid-Century Modern Cordette Flush Mount, c1958

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$265.00

This snazzy little basket of light can be found in the 1958 Moe Lighting Catalogue. Under this alluring category: accent lighting, the "Touch" that makes the Difference. Oooh la la Moe. The Cordette, it goes on to say, is a "Whirl-Cord brass wire trimmed fixture." It features laminated cotton cor...

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Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Hour Light, c1957
Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Hour Light, c1957

Original Price $235.00

$214.99

Call it a cup of sunshine – this lovely little light would love to tuck in over a home bar or into a cozy little nook. It's straight from the 1950s, has its original shade and finish, and has the sophistication and class to make a splash most anywhere.

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Mid-Century Modern Fiesta Pendant, c1959
Mid-Century Modern Fiesta Pendant, c1959

$285.00

This golden gem is dear to our hearts, as it is the very pendant upon which we based our Corona and Corona Tri. This archetypal mid-century wonder captures both the refined Danish minimalism and starry-eyed wonder that so define the era. Ours features the original outer shade, with a new canopy a...

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Industrial Pendant with Large Ruffled Holophane Shade, c1905
Industrial Pendant with Large Ruffled Holophane Shade, c1905

$365.00

This simple pipe pendant is typical of practical, workaday lighting of the early 20th century. What's less typical is the prismatic shade it wears, which is larger than most we see. Prismatic shades were scientifically designed to distribute the dim light of carbon and early tungsten bulbs as eff...

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Porcelain and Brass Pendant with Franklin Prismatic Reflector, c1915
Porcelain and Brass Pendant with Franklin Prismatic Reflector, c1915

$265.00

Much of the best industrial lighting draws its appeal from a few choice details. This antique original proves the point: the brass-capped porcelain socket, twisted cloth cord, and brass clamp-on shade holder elevate an otherwise ho-hum piece to a holy-cow masterwork. Even better, the pendant we...

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Twirly Prism Hood Shade R2275, c1900
Twirly Prism Hood Shade R2275, c1900

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$45.00

When we're in a whimsical frame of mind, we'll tell you this shade looks like the skirt of a dancer, swishing back and forth as she twirls about. When we're in a practical frame of mind, we'll tell you this shade was scientifically designed to maximize the dim glow of early bulbs. The glass pri...

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Smocked Prism Hood Shade R2276, c1900
Smocked Prism Hood Shade R2276, c1900

One-of-a-Kind

$45.00

Pretty, isn't it? The scalloped edge, smocked top, wavy skirt – if light fixtures wore ball gowns, this is what they'd look like. Fascinatingly, a shade this aesthetically enjoyable is actually the result of rigorous science. The glass prisms were carefully designed at the exact angle that woul...

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Ribbed and Ruffled Prism Hood Shade R2277, c1900
Ribbed and Ruffled Prism Hood Shade R2277, c1900

One-of-a-Kind

$60.00

Like the skirts of a flamenco dancer, this shade is all about movement and dazzle. But that dynamism has a very specific purpose: The glass prisms were carefully designed at the exact angle that would reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. As a matter of fact, some e...

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Crosshatch Chevron Prism Hood Shade R2278, c1900
Crosshatch Chevron Prism Hood Shade R2278, c1900

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$55.00

Wow. That's what we said when we first saw this beauty. It sparkles and gleams even when unlit. And when lit...well, stand back and admire. No wonder it's so mesmerizing: the angles of the prisms were scientifically designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs....

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Chiffon Prism Hood Shade R2280, c1900
Chiffon Prism Hood Shade R2280, c1900

One-of-a-Kind

$45.00

Like the chiffon evening gown worn by a silver-screen siren, this one-of-a-kind shade is all elegance and allure. As captivating as her beauty is, allow yourself to be blinded by her science: the prismatic angles were scientifically designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow...

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Bell Prism Hood Shade R2277, c1900
Bell Prism Hood Shade R2277, c1900

One-of-a-Kind

$55.00

We could have just as easily called this one-of-a-kind wonder the "belle" shade, in honor of its enchanting sparkle. But behind the glimmer is a scientific wonder. Its prismatic angles were designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some early manufac...

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Wide Cone Prism Hood Shade R2282, c1900
Wide Cone Prism Hood Shade R2282, c1900

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$45.00

Don't let the charm of this little glass shade fool you; it's all business. In fact, its prismatic angles were scientifically designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some early manufacturers claimed that shades like this could actually double the c...

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Breezy Prism Hood Shade R2286, c1900
Breezy Prism Hood Shade R2286, c1900

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$50.00

Although it's perfectly rigid, this glass shade perfectly captures the look of fabric rippling in a breeze. Remarkable, given that its the result of rigorously scientific design process. Every facet is precisely angled to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed...

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Crinoline Prism Hood Shade R2287, c1900
Crinoline Prism Hood Shade R2287, c1900

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$45.00

Like a hoop skirt worn by a bygone southern lady, this glass shade has a carefully engineered underlying structure belied by its feminine wiles. In fact, its prismatic angles were scientifically designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some early ma...

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Flutter Prism Hood Shade R2288, c1900
Flutter Prism Hood Shade R2288, c1900

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$45.00

This antique glass shade may look like it's all fluttery delicacy, but it stands on a firm foundation: science. Its prismatic angles were precisely engineered to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some early manufacturers claimed that shades like this cou...

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Icicle Prism Hood Shade R2290, c1900
Icicle Prism Hood Shade R2290, c1900

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$45.00

We love that the edge of this glass shade looks like icicles dripping in a spring thaw. In point of fact, each prismatic angle was scientifically designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some early manufacturers claimed that shades like this could a...

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Watery Prism Hood Shade R2292, c. 1900
Watery Prism Hood Shade R2292, c. 1900

One-of-a-Kind

$50.00

This one-of-a-kind antique seems to twirl and swirl like water, but it's actually made of sand – and science. Made of prismatic glass, each angle was scientifically designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some early manufacturers claimed that shade...

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Arty Prism Hood Shade R2293, c1900
Arty Prism Hood Shade R2293, c1900

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$60.00

This antique shade is a true testament to the glassmaker's art – and science. Each angle of the glass is precisely calculated to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some early manufacturers claimed that shades like this could actually double the candlepowe...

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"Semi-Direct" Holophane Correctalite Pendant, c1938
"Semi-Direct" Holophane Correctalite Pendant, c1938

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$675.00

From an original 1938 Holophane catalog in our archive: "The Holophane Correctalite presents the new trend - SEMI-DIRECT lighting. It is admirably suited for use in stores, offices, public building service areas, commercial display rooms, etc. Correctalite combines beauty with efficiency. The...

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Classic Gas/Electric Pendant w/Holophane Shade, c1905
Classic Gas/Electric Pendant w/Holophane Shade, c1905

$465.00

When electric lighting first came on the scene in the late 1800s, many lighting companies (and homeowners) were reluctant to transition fully to the new technology. Hence, fixtures of the day were designed to split the difference and use both gas and electricity. You can see the evidence in this ...

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Early Converted Gas/Electric Sconce, C1905
Early Converted Gas/Electric Sconce, C1905

$370.00

This striking fixture is one of the earliest that accommodated both gas and electric technology (it's now converted so that both lights are electric). This sconce is paired with a stunning pair of Gill prismatic shades. These shades were designed to distribute the dim light of carbon and early ...

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Mid-Century Modern Spoke Chandelier, c1958
Mid-Century Modern Spoke Chandelier, c1958

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$680.00

Straight out of a gleaming kitchenette or linoleum-tiled rec room (we imagine) comes this vintage chandelier. Doubtless it made a trend-conscious homeowner very happy in the late 1950s, and it's ready to do so again. The pinstripe cup shades, two-tone wood, and slightly worn brass lacquer would b...

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Alchemy Prism Hood Shade R2291, c1900
Alchemy Prism Hood Shade R2291, c1900

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$45.00

You can almost hear it swishing back and forth, can't you? While its sense of movement seems magical, this glass shade owes its shape-shifting quality to science. The angle of each prism precisely calculated to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some ear...

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Pair of Antique American Art Deco Nickel-Plated Sconces, c1930
Pair of Antique American Art Deco Nickel-Plated Sconces, c1930

$2,400.00

True to Art Deco style, these two antique sconces are streamlined, spare, and sophisticated. Each sconce features two sockets with frosted glass to create a muted glow. With an interesting scale - 14" high - that falls between indoor (small) and outdoor (large), this pair of sconces could easily...

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Arts & Crafts Hammered Brass Dome Pendant, c1910
Arts & Crafts Hammered Brass Dome Pendant, c1910

$6,200.00

Fit for king's castle or a cozy bungalow, this one-of-a-kind antique pendant demonstrates the care and craft that informed Arts & Crafts design and workmanship. All of its original details remain intact, including the hand rolled opalescent slag glass, hammered trefoil details, then-state-of-...

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American Arts & Crafts Hammered Chandelier with Quezal Shades, c1915
American Arts & Crafts Hammered Chandelier with Quezal Shades, c1915

$3,850.00

Simple and stunning, this antique chandelier boasts its original hammered bronze finish, waxed for protection, and a lovely set of signed Quezal iridescent tulip art glass shades. The hand-wrought details, including riveted arms and a twisted finial, eloquently illuminate the aesthetic embodied ...

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Graceful Sheffield Chandelier, c1905
Graceful Sheffield Chandelier, c1905

$980.00

The Sheffield style, with its distinctive alternating radial ribs, was popular from around 1900 through the early '20s. Complimenting a wide range of homes and styles, Sheffield fixtures convey a low-key elegance. The swooping arms and lovely symmetry of this early 20th century chandelier typif...

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Stunning Contemporary Ice Drum Chandelier, c1973
Stunning Contemporary Ice Drum Chandelier, c1973

$2,800.00

If Santa was a '70s-chic hipster, he'd have this icy confection suspended over the dining room table in his swinging North Pole pad. Dripping with cool sparkle and Contemporary caché, this stunning drum fixture is the quintessence of the crystalline, high-end, imported sculptural lights popular ...

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Contemporary Square-Tube Chrome & Lucite Chandelier, 1976
Contemporary Square-Tube Chrome & Lucite Chandelier, 1976

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$1,250.00

Almost anthropomorphic with its cute little light bulbs peeking out from smoky Lucite windows, this awesome Contemporary chandelier features square-tube construction and a grand total of nine sockets creating both upward and downward light for generous illumination. For lovers of vintage ligh...

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Chrome & Smoky Glass Chandelier by Fredrick Ramond, c1975
Chrome & Smoky Glass Chandelier by Fredrick Ramond, c1975

$1,800.00

The distinctively angular or faceted chandelier designs of Fredrick Ramond during the 1970s - like this fine example (which happens to be even further enhanced by the awesome chrome finish and smoky glass panels) - have found a newly appreciative fan base among early adopters in the resurging ar...

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Torch-Cut Brutalist Pendant by T.A. Greene for Feldman, c1970
Torch-Cut Brutalist Pendant by T.A. Greene for Feldman, c1970

$3,250.00

Tom Greene designed a series striking torch-cut brass and copper lighting fixtures for The Feldman Company (and others) that have today become closely associated with a raw and aggressive style of the late 1960s and early 1970s known as Brutalist. Feldman was a lighting manufacturer and importer...

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Dramatic Fredrick Ramond Torch-Cut Chandelier, c1972
Dramatic Fredrick Ramond Torch-Cut Chandelier, c1972

$2,850.00

This more restrained torch-cut chandelier is evocative of the look popularized by Tom Greene in a series striking fixture designs produced for several different lighting companies in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Less aggressively cut, with fewer of the heavy dripping-edge effects found in Gre...

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Unusual Diana Pendant, c1910
Unusual Diana Pendant, c1910

$3,500.00

Whether "Diana" conjures the princess or the huntress, both are apt representatives for this remarkable antique pendant. Two arrows cross beneath a magnificent etched crystal bowl shade wheel-cut with swags and starbursts, and topped by an openwork crown; this design casts diffused light downward...

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Quirky Adjustable "Hand" Bracket w/Straw Opal Shade, c1900
Quirky Adjustable "Hand" Bracket w/Straw Opal Shade, c1900

$3,850.00

We're not sure about the origins or overall integrity of this fixture, but with something this unique, who cares? (We think it could originally have been a dentist's instrument tray holder.) A mix of decorative cast iron and brass, this light features an elaborate mounting bracket at the wall an...

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Pair of Adjustable O.C. White Lamps w/X-Ray Shades, c1915
Pair of Adjustable O.C. White Lamps w/X-Ray Shades, c1915

$3,600.00

Consisting of original cast iron and steel O.C. White adjustable fixtures on new custom aged-steel slab bases, this pair of table lamps has been outfitted with rare small offset X-Ray reflector shades that would have originally been used in showroom windows. The shades are silvered on the interi...

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McCrosky "Searchlight" Universal Lamp Bracket, c1915
McCrosky "Searchlight" Universal Lamp Bracket, c1915

$1,800.00

The "Searchlight" Universal Lamp Bracket was manufactured by the McCrosky Reamer Company, Incorporated (a.k.a. McCrosky Tool Corporaton) of Meadville, Penn. as an articulated task light for workbench or machine mounting. With its quirky yet durable construction, 60" operating range, and unusual ...

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Magnificent 5-Light "Soleure" Or "Brown Tip" Chandelier, C1932
Magnificent 5-Light "Soleure" Or "Brown Tip" Chandelier, C1932

$4,200.00

One of the most admired and sought after of all shaded light designs, the series popularly known as the "Brown Tip" family was well-made from quality materials, expertly finished, and features outstanding Art Deco styling. This series was originally called the Soleure line and was made Mid-West C...

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  Stunning Bronze-Tone and Chrome Art Moderne Chandelier, c1930
Stunning Bronze-Tone and Chrome Art Moderne Chandelier, c1930

$950.00

The refined aerodynamic appeal of the clean lines and sleek contours of this stunning cup shade fixture epitomize machine-age elegance. The chrome accents are in lovely contrast to the bronze-tone paint, and the creamy custard glass cup shades provide the perfect glow. A small joint between the...

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Pendant with Large Quilted Opalescent Globe Shades, C1930
Pendant with Large Quilted Opalescent Globe Shades, C1930

$675.00

Some light but distinctive touches give this fixture an appearance that is classic yet different from run-of-the-mill pendants. The addition of the rope tubing and sweet canopy evoke the romance of Revival style without being distracting or heavy handed. Especially for a commercial setting, this ...

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Eclectic Copper Suspended Ring and Shower Chandelier, c1915
Eclectic Copper Suspended Ring and Shower Chandelier, c1915

$3,750.00

A great example of how period fixture designs often refuse to be easily pigeon-holed into style categories, this stunning chandelier combines touches of Classical Revival, Old English, and Craftsman styles. The suspended-ring shower was at the height of its popularity in this period, and this ex...

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American Arts & Crafts Leaded-Glass Ring Chandelier, c1910
American Arts & Crafts Leaded-Glass Ring Chandelier, c1910

$4,800.00

If lighting is jewelry for a room, then this Arts & Crafts chandelier is statement couture. Cream-and-gold art glass shades, joined with fishnet leading and studded with amber "gems," dangle alluringly from a belt of handwrought bronze medallions. It could imbue an otherwise straightlaced spa...

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Historic Revival Chandelier from Moe-Bridges, c1929
Historic Revival Chandelier from Moe-Bridges, c1929

$975.00

Made in the late 1920s by lighting company Moe-Bridges, this rare chandelier mixes references and eras with abandon – and to delightful effect. Exposed bulbs and amber glass drops mingle with heraldic-style shields and Colonial-style wrought metal. The extremely well-preserved original hand-pai...

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Antique Classical Revival Cameo Chandelier, c1930
Antique Classical Revival Cameo Chandelier, c1930

$1,200.00

Cameos have been symbols of remembrance since ancient Greece and Roman times, so it follows that a Classical Revival–style chandelier would remember the cameo. Less classical are the over-the-top metalwork and downward-facing sockets, but that's what makes this one-of-a-kind antique a standout. T...

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Antique Brass Four-Bulb Sheffield Shower Chandelier, c1910
Antique Brass Four-Bulb Sheffield Shower Chandelier, c1910

$1,200.00

The Sheffield style, with its distinctive alternating radial ribs, was popular from around 1900 through the early '20s. Complimenting a wide range of homes and styles, Sheffield fixtures were elegant without being overly fussy. Here, the organic, fluted bulb holders and canopy create an intrigu...

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Classical Revival Bowl Chandelier, c1920
Classical Revival Bowl Chandelier, c1920

$2,400.00

Semi-indirect bowl fixtures (some light diffused down, some light reflected up) were all the rage for dining rooms between 1910 and 1920, and rarely were they done better or more substantially than this. Suspended from ornate chains, a cast-brass ring with both ribbon-and-reed and acanthus motif...

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Colonial Revival Beam Light, c1920
Colonial Revival Beam Light, c1920

$265.00

Popularized in the 1920s, simple Colonial-style beam lights were meant for smaller rooms like hallways, stairwells, and pantries. This antique version retains its original brass finish – and its period charm.

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Pair of Mid-Century Perforated Brass Sconces, c1960
Pair of Mid-Century Perforated Brass Sconces, c1960

$1,600.00

Pinhole perforations were a common element in mid-century lighting. The design creates a beautiful starlight effect when lit, further enhancing the warm luster of the brass. These unusual sconces feature four lights each, and will cast a warm glow both above and below where they are installed.

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Large & Uncommon 5-Light Commercial Chandelier, c1910
Large & Uncommon 5-Light Commercial Chandelier, c1910

$3,600.00

Large and simple multi-arm fixtures using carbon-filament light bulbs like this one were extremely common in commercial and institutional settings between 1900 and 1910 - but most were replaced in the decades that followed the introduction of the newer - and much brighter - tungsten-filament bulb...

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Brass Faries No.7 Articulated Wall Bracket w.Reflector, c1920
Brass Faries No.7 Articulated Wall Bracket w.Reflector, c1920

$3,500.00

The distinctive adjustable brass fixtures of the Faries Company of Decatur, Ill. have become some of the most sought-after antiques in the industrial lighting market, and their Model No. 7 is a good reason why. Classic Faries patented joints, the unmistakable reticulated cast wall bracket, strai...

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Organic Torch-Cut Brutalist Brass Pendant, c1970
Organic Torch-Cut Brutalist Brass Pendant, c1970

$2,500.00

Tom Greene designed a series striking torch-cut brass and copper lighting fixtures for several lighting companies that had a wide influence and have today become associated with a raw and aggressive style of the late 1960s and early 1970s known as Brutalist. With no identifying marks or labels, ...

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Scalloped Prism Hood Shade R2277, c1900
Scalloped Prism Hood Shade R2277, c1900

One-of-a-Kind

$55.00

Like the right-brain, left-brain balance many of us aspire to achieve, this one-of-a-kind glass shade is equal parts art and science. The art: scalloped edges, flouncy top, sparkly facets. The science: prismatic angles scientifically designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glo...

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Mid-Century Modern Prescolite Bullet Pendant, c1960
Mid-Century Modern Prescolite Bullet Pendant, c1960

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$325.00

Prescolite, founded in 1944, produced many a mid-century marvel. Along with other American lighting manufacturers of the era. Prescolite made ample use of perforations in metal shades and parts to create a starlight effect. This fixture features a row of pinpricks offsetting the opaque glass shad...

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Art Moderne "Zephyr" Pendant by Sears, c1936
Art Moderne "Zephyr" Pendant by Sears, c1936

$425.00

While the Sears of today is more known for lawnmowers and power tools, for many decades it was America's general store, a one-stop shop for everything from kit homes to fur coats. And one of the things Sears Roebuck & Co did well in the 1930s and 1940s was reflecting the trends of the day, as...

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Charming Late Victorian Chandelier W/Opal Shades, C1905
Charming Late Victorian Chandelier W/Opal Shades, C1905

$850.00

Possessing just the quirky character that makes the stripped-down look of early 1900s fixtures so interesting and appealing, this 3-light fixture does a lot with a little. A fixture as simple as this can easily slip towards being generic, which is what makes the shades we've paired with this pend...

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Filigreed Empire Gas/Electric Combination   Chandelier, C1890
Filigreed Empire Gas/Electric Combination Chandelier, C1890

$2,950.00

Distinguished by delicately pierced bodies and finely detailed castings, Empire-style lighting like this lovely 8-light gas/electric example captivated the market during the 1890s. Difficult and expensive to produce, they are hard to find today and truly bring the ornamental spirit of the Victori...

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Classic 3-Light Drop Pan Shower W/Prismatic Shades, C1910
Classic 3-Light Drop Pan Shower W/Prismatic Shades, C1910

$680.00

The simple three-chain drop and plain Colonial Revival pan on this late shower fixture are just the background elements for the stars of this ensemble - the ruffled Prismatic shades. These shades were designed for a practical purpose. Their precisely engineered prismatic angles reflect the most l...

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Beyond-Charming Semi-Flush fixture W/Franklin Shade, C1905
Beyond-Charming Semi-Flush fixture W/Franklin Shade, C1905

$265.00

"So cute" is all we can say about this simple combination of small brass pendant and ruffled prismatic reflector shade with period-authentic carbon-filament bulb. While prismatic reflectors were designed and marketed as highly "scientific" shades to efficiently distribute the dim light of early b...

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 4-Light Shower W/Etched Prismatic Shades, C1920
4-Light Shower W/Etched Prismatic Shades, C1920

$725.00

First introduced around 1909, shower fixtures - or pans with multiple drops directing light downward - had evolved by the 1920s to become familiarly classic, refined down to their most simple and basic forms. This example has a lovely stamped pan featuring a distinctive motif of daisies (or some ...

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Industrial Pendant with Mercury Glass Shade, c1905
Industrial Pendant with Mercury Glass Shade, c1905

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$600.00

"Mercury glass" is a term for interior-silvered double-walled glass that has been sealed to protect the mirror finish from scrapes and scratches. The quilting pattern in the glass helps to diffuse the light, and the blue tint is an attempt to better approximate the color of sunlight - much like f...

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Pair of Hexagonal Sconces W/ Mercury Shade, C1910
Pair of Hexagonal Sconces W/ Mercury Shade, C1910

$1,350.00

This Simple pair of sconces with Hexagonal Canopy was common in the earlier part of the 1900s. The cool factor comes in with the shiny blue silvered or "mercury glass" double-wall shade (which doesn't actually have any mercury in it). The surface of the blown glass shade is quilted to better bre...

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Industrial Pendant with Mercury Glass Shade, c1905
Industrial Pendant with Mercury Glass Shade, c1905

$600.00

"Mercury glass" is a term for interior-silvered double-walled glass that has been sealed to protect the mirror finish from scrapes and scratches. The quilting pattern in the glass helps to diffuse the light, and the blue tint is an attempt to better approximate the color of sunlight - much like f...

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23” Mod Contemporary 5058 Smoke Acrylic Dome, Lightolier, C1972
23” Mod Contemporary 5058 Smoke Acrylic Dome, Lightolier, C1972

$1,800.00

Sometimes it is better to simply let the original manufacturer speak for a fixture themselves… Lightolier described our elegant contemporary fixture in their 1973 catalog this way: “Bare bulb glitter and glossy chrome husk are shielded by the sparkling dome of smoke acrylic.” Enough said (though ...

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Pair of Elegant Mod Contemporary Pendants w/Smoky Topaz Glass, c1972
Pair of Elegant Mod Contemporary Pendants w/Smoky Topaz Glass, c1972

$1,200.00

These two captivating contemporary pendants take some of the classic midcentury themes, like glass cylinders and tri-point shade suspension systems, and update them for the Disco Decade with sparkling large clear globe bulbs, a boundary-pushing shade shape, and the hip combination of chrome and s...

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 Contemporary Double-Shade Pendant w/Smoky Topaz Glass, Lightolier, c1970
Contemporary Double-Shade Pendant w/Smoky Topaz Glass, Lightolier, c1970

$850.00

Another Mod or Contemporary pendant that updates classic midcentury styling of the 1950s and 1960s with a modern sculptural shade form and the dual-glass combination of clear smoky topaz and a highly textured clear pressed glass cylinder. Simple yet boldly stylish, this is pendant by the always-o...

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Pair of Bradley & Hubbard Transitional Wall Brackets w/Plumed Knights, c1905
Pair of Bradley & Hubbard Transitional Wall Brackets w/Plumed Knights, c1905

$950.00

The decade between 1900 and 1910 produced some of the most eclectic and unusual lighting designs ever. The Transitional period saw a move away from Victorian and Empire decorative excess while continuing to embrace boldly ornamental design – mostly drawn from fresh and eclectic revivals of Europe...

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Fred Baker Modern Doric 5/5-Light Chandelier by J.C. English, C1915
Fred Baker Modern Doric 5/5-Light Chandelier by J.C. English, C1915

$1,750.00

This is a fixture close to our Portland, Oregon hearts. From when he first designed fixtures for the Pittock Mansion in the early 1910s through the midcentury era, Fred Baker was the preeminent lighting designer in the Pacific Northwest. Closely associated with the Portland lighting manufacturer ...

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Outstanding Beaux Arts Cast Glass Bowl Chandelier, C1910
Outstanding Beaux Arts Cast Glass Bowl Chandelier, C1910

$2,500.00

Bold and substantial, yet subtle and elegantly restrained, this bowl chandelier has a lovely decorative canopy assembly from which 3 delicate chains that extend to the fantastic cast glass bowl. This bowl shade is the real star of the show, with deep relief in the glass that is highlighted when t...

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Beardslee “Denzar” Commercial Pendant w/Mirror Reflectors, c1918
Beardslee “Denzar” Commercial Pendant w/Mirror Reflectors, c1918

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$1,800.00

The Denzar line of commercial lighting was produced during the first half of the 20th century by Beardslee Chandelier Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois in response to the massive jump in output that the new Mazda C tungsten bulbs introduced after about 1915. An early transitional form o...

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Set of 3 Crouse-Hinds Green Enamel Industrial Gooseneck Reflectors, c1930-1950s
Set of 3 Crouse-Hinds Green Enamel Industrial Gooseneck Reflectors, c1930-1950s

$1,550.00

Crouse-Hinds was one of a handful of leading producers of classic industrial lighting during the middle decades of the 20th century. The fixtures in this hard-to-find set of three gooseneck angled reflectors feature simple lines, bold cast iron shadeholder heads, and beautiful green porcelain ena...

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Twisted Cloth Cord Pendant With Ruffled Holophane Shade, c1905
Twisted Cloth Cord Pendant With Ruffled Holophane Shade, c1905

$300.00

Typical of functional lighting of the early 20th century, this simple twisted cloth-cord pendant is paired with a sweet ruffled Holophane prismatic shade, designed to distribute the dim light of carbon and early tungsten bulbs as efficiently as possible.

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Pair Of Colonial Revival "Ribbon & Reed" Wall Sconces, circa 1920
Pair Of Colonial Revival "Ribbon & Reed" Wall Sconces, circa 1920

$460.00

Typical of the stamped brass Classical or Colonial Revival fixtures of the late 1910s and early 1920s, this classic pair of sconces might have been in a house of just about any style - folks were just as eclectic back then as today, and this style was extremely popular

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Classical Egg and Dart Flush Mount Fixture, C1910
Classical Egg and Dart Flush Mount Fixture, C1910

$475.00

Classical motifs found in the architecture of ancient Greece have always been popular in American design, too. (Not surprising, since calling upon the symbols used by the people trying out democracy the first time around is a powerful way to remind people of the nobility of the cause.) The first ...

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Pair of Charming Late-Victorian Wall Sconces w/Birds, c1900
Pair of Charming Late-Victorian Wall Sconces w/Birds, c1900

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$850.00

With all the sweet charm and delicate grace of the period, these two late-Victorian wall brackets are elevated from bare-bones simplicity to utterly captivating personality by the addition of cast brass armbacks featuring a flitting bird among floral filigree, and the richly translucent straw opa...

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Striking Crystal & Brass Contemporary Flush Fixture w/Faceted Finial, c1970
Striking Crystal & Brass Contemporary Flush Fixture w/Faceted Finial, c1970

$1,700.00

While sexy and charismatic chandeliers and pendants of the Mod era seem to get all the attention, many rooms in late-modern houses – in traditional or contemporary settings – actually have quite low ceilings. Finding stylish yet low-profile lighting for these rooms can sometimes seem like an impo...

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Machine-Age Streamline Eye-Saver Lamp by Faries Mfg. Co., C1947
Machine-Age Streamline Eye-Saver Lamp by Faries Mfg. Co., C1947

$1,450.00

An icon of Machine Age Streamline design, the Eye Saver Lamp is justifiably one of the immediate postwar masterpieces of industrial design. Often referred to as the “Cobra Lamp” and frequently misattributed to Norman Bel Geddes, the Eye-Saver design was patented in 1947 by the prolific Jean Otis ...

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Petite Flush-mount fixture W/Opalescent Prismatic Shade, C1905
Petite Flush-mount fixture W/Opalescent Prismatic Shade, C1905

$325.00

A wonderfully simple and direct flush-mount fixture is the perfect vehicle to highlight this amazing shade which features a lovely zipper edge in pearl opalescent. Full of sparkle and charm, this shade actually belong to the scientific realm. The angle of each facet was mathematically determined...

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Extremely Rare Empire 4-Light Chandelier w/Straw Opalescent Glass, c1898
Extremely Rare Empire 4-Light Chandelier w/Straw Opalescent Glass, c1898

$5,500.00

While nowhere near as elaborate or ornate as 1890s Empire fixtures could be, this very special example claims its own place at the ball with its elegant restraint, open spread, and gently scrolling arms. However, while there is no arguing about the beauty of this fixture’s figure, the real stars ...

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Mid-Century Modern/Traditional Polished Brass Drum Chandelier, c1954
Mid-Century Modern/Traditional Polished Brass Drum Chandelier, c1954

$460.00

A fascinating mash up of simple lighting forms and motifs that spans from the first classic semi-indirect bowl fixtures of 1910 to the forward-looking modern bent glass treatments of the Jet Age, this eclectic fixture is a chameleon that could easily hold center stage over a dining room table in ...

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Transitional 5-Light Chandelier, C1900
Transitional 5-Light Chandelier, C1900

$1,950.00

What's so "transitional" about this fixture, you ask? Well, it straddles the movement from fancy Victorian design to "Modern Colonial" tastes with its distinctive hexagonal paneled motif. While most of the fixture is clean and straightforward, we see the last echoes of frilly Victorian styling in...

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Outstanding & Rare Transitional Semi-Flush Fixture, C1898
Outstanding & Rare Transitional Semi-Flush Fixture, C1898

$1,400.00

You might think a somewhat simple fixture like this one by the De Kosenko Manufacturing would not be hard to find, but let us tell you - this is real gem and ought to be snapped up right away. Finding stylish fixtures from the first decade of the 20th century that will put out a lot of light whil...

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Richly Aged 3-Light Japanned Copper Fixture, C1900
Richly Aged 3-Light Japanned Copper Fixture, C1900

$1,250.00

With an original japanned or oxidized copper finish that has mellowed to a deep, warm tone and delicately rendered details in the turn-of-the-century construction, this fixture is like a Victorian girl-next-door - a classic beauty that doesn't have to fight to be the center of attention. Instead,...

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Japanned Copper 2-Light Pendant W/Etched Shades, C1905
Japanned Copper 2-Light Pendant W/Etched Shades, C1905

$825.00

A rare survivor from late in the era of carbon-filament bulbs and artistic metal finishes, this 2-light charmer has wonderful transitional character that makes lighting of the early 1900s so interesting. Elegant arms terminating in delicately scrolled ornamental armbacks gracefully complement the...

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Old Brass Pendant W/Ruffled Holophane Shade, C1905
Old Brass Pendant W/Ruffled Holophane Shade, C1905

$265.00

A classic example of early-20th-century pendants, this fixture features an attractive screw-mount canopy that suspends a chain that provides flexibility for installing on sloped ceilings and allow for free movement if the light gets bumped around. The chain with new yet authentic twisted wire, an...

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Staple Nickel Gas/Electric Pendant W/Prismatic Shades, C1905
Staple Nickel Gas/Electric Pendant W/Prismatic Shades, C1905

$480.00

Simple and functional gas/electric combination pendants were common around the turn of the century, this example retains its original Nickel plating and is enhanced by a matched pair of prismatic shades that beautifully soften and distribute the warm light of carbon-filament bulbs.

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Majestic Sea Serpent Bridge Floor Lamp C1920s
Majestic Sea Serpent Bridge Floor Lamp C1920s

$1,250.00

Topped by a majestic sea serpent, this early-century bridge floor lamp features incredibly ornate craftsmanship, with almost every surface enjoying a decorative motif or element. The lamp stands five feet tall and projects 20 inches to hold a beautifully hand-painted parchment shade. The octagona...

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Mid Century Cowboy Table Lamp C1960s
Mid Century Cowboy Table Lamp C1960s

$600.00

Howdy, Partner! This fantastically fun and graphic table lamp features a wagon wheel crafted from oak, crowned by an oval resin parchment shade. The shade boasts a screen-printed image of an old west desert scene, making this the perfect addition to any Cowboy's ranch.

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End of the Trail Radio Lamp C1940s
End of the Trail Radio Lamp C1940s

$350.00

When technology became common place in the 1930's and '40's, consumers were afraid that the low glow emitting from radios and televisions would damage their eye sight. So, charming Radio and Television Lamps like this one became popular, adding a little more light to the room and often serving th...

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 Cast Aluminum Ship Television Lamp C1940s
Cast Aluminum Ship Television Lamp C1940s

$475.00

When technology became common place in the 1930's and '40's, consumers were afraid that the low glow emitting from radios and televisions would damage their eye sight. So, charming Radio and Television Lamps like this one became popular, adding a little more light to the room and often serving th...

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Traditional Glass and Crystal Table Lamp w/ Shade C1930s
Traditional Glass and Crystal Table Lamp w/ Shade C1930s

$325.00

At the same time that the Mid-Century Modern style was just beginning to evolve after WWII, there was a surge in popularity of crystal chandeliers, wall sconces and molded glass lamps that evoked all the European sparkle and luxury of decades past. This sweet little example could find a home in m...

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Pair of Traditional Mirrored Pin Up Sconces C1940s
Pair of Traditional Mirrored Pin Up Sconces C1940s

$420.00

At the same time that the Mid-Century Modern style was beginning to evolve after WWII, there was a surge in popularity of crystal chandeliers and wall sconces that evoked all the European sparkle and luxury of decades past. This sweet little example could find a home in most any room of a traditi...

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 Ornate Romantic Revival Floor Lamp C1928
Ornate Romantic Revival Floor Lamp C1928

$1,100.00

The detail and design elements of this early-century floor lamp are truly awe-inspiring. Highlights include the hammered copper lantern, the hand-painted polychrome cast bracket, the ornate etched brass rod and the stone agate pedestal. There is plenty to look at and enjoy while sitting below the...

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Rare Romance Revival Parrot Table Lamp C1925
Rare Romance Revival Parrot Table Lamp C1925

$1,150.00

This charming Romance Revival period table lamp features decorative elements from Classical, Mission, and Colonial styles. The collection of materials also sets this fixture apart, with cast metal, filigree and agate on the base. The original polychrome highlights the parrot's plumage and the flo...

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Art Deco Figural Silhouette Lamp C1930s
Art Deco Figural Silhouette Lamp C1930s

$650.00

This Grecian figure reminds us of the transitional designs of Paul Manship, who brought traditional elements to the modern and Deco trend of the 1930's and '40's. The figure is framed with an ornate metal circle, which holds a pane of frosted glass, diffusing the light from a small bulb at the ...

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Martini Girl Boudoir Lamp C1920s
Martini Girl Boudoir Lamp C1920s

$350.00

They didn't call it the Roaring Twenties for nothing, you know. This cast metal lamp features an opalescent silver finish, with bright pink hand-painted details. Little lamps like these were popular in the 1920's and '30's as bedside or "boudoir" lights, but we can safely say that this is the sau...

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 Impressive Heraldic Floor Lamp C1920s
Impressive Heraldic Floor Lamp C1920s

$875.00

With decorative elements from several style periods including Classical, Gothic and Mission, this impressive floor lamp is a fantastic representation of Historic Revival lighting. While the resin parchment shade features English and French Heraldic shields, this piece is an American attempt at re...

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Petite Copper Cowboy Lamp C1930s
Petite Copper Cowboy Lamp C1930s

$275.00

Howdy Partner! Every detail of this handsome little table lamp charms us: the stamped copper cowboy hat base; the decorative saddled pony; the resin parchment shade with leatherette stitching. This lamp begs to sit on the bed side table of an imaginative little cowpoke so that it can light the pa...

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Chalkware Radio Lamp w/ Trio of Horses C1940s
Chalkware Radio Lamp w/ Trio of Horses C1940s

$450.00

When technology became common place in the 1930's and '40's, consumers were afraid that the low glow emitting from radios and televisions would damage their eye sight. So, charming Radio and Television Lamps like this one became popular, adding a little more light to the room and often serving th...

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 Pair of Cast Dolphin Figural Lamps C1920s
Pair of Cast Dolphin Figural Lamps C1920s

$575.00

Inspired by chamber lights of the previous century, this pair of figural side lamps feature cast dolphin heads as the finger holds and fin-like scallops on the flame covers. The polychrome green and gold striping is completely original, giving this pair of lights one of the most unusual finishes...

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Gilt Charioteer Radio Lamp w/Green "Brain" Shade, c1930
Gilt Charioteer Radio Lamp w/Green "Brain" Shade, c1930

$550.00

What a Roman charioteer would be doing galloping across the top of a radio cabinet we couldn't say, but this fellow may have been doing just that for decades before he found his way to us. Popular from the late 1920s through the Depression, cast white metal radio lamps like this were the mantel c...

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Ornate Bridge Floor Lamp w/ Reverse Painted Shade C1920s
Ornate Bridge Floor Lamp w/ Reverse Painted Shade C1920s

$950.00

The ornate cast bridge bracket and pedestal bring plenty of drama to this early 20th-century floor lamp, but the hand-painted glass shade brings all the charm. The scene depicts a tiny seaside village, and has been painted on the inside of the shade, which diffuses light and color throughout any ...

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 Boy at Wishing Well Radio Lamp C1931
Boy at Wishing Well Radio Lamp C1931

$375.00

When technology became common place in the 1930's and '40's, consumers were afraid that the low glow emitting from radios and televisions would damage their eye sight. So, charming Radio and Television Lamps like this one became popular, adding a little more light to the room and often serving th...

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Prom Queen Television Lamp C1952
Prom Queen Television Lamp C1952

$350.00

When technology became common place in the 1930's and '40's, consumers were afraid that the low glow emitting from radios and televisions would damage their eye sight. So, charming Radio and Television Lamps like this one became popular, adding a little more light to the room and often serving th...

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Antique Gilt Maiden Radio Lamp, C1930
Antique Gilt Maiden Radio Lamp, C1930

$575.00

This kneeling figure, boldly bearing a be-flowered urn high above her head, almost appears to have stepped out of a Maxwell Parrish painting. Nicely detailed and refinished in a lovely hand-antiqued gilt finish, this fixture once likely sat with pride of place atop a console radio, and today woul...

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Mission Rolled Metal Stained Glass Table Lamp C1915
Mission Rolled Metal Stained Glass Table Lamp C1915

$575.00

Mission style originated in the late 19th century as a celebration of the handcrafted and the harmonious. This metal and stained glass table lamp exhibits Mission's characteristic marriage of form and function: a plain pedestal unites with a simple four-sided shade, with only the scrolling cut-ou...

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 Pair of Historic Revival Strap Work Lamps C1920s
Pair of Historic Revival Strap Work Lamps C1920s

$625.00

Sometimes more is more. The strap work on this pair of 1920's table lamps is astonishing. Every surface features a scroll that has been adorned with texture, a floral design and hand-applied polychrome. The construction alone is not the only focus of this set, the mica shades are also not to be ...

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Romance Revival Pewter Boudoir Lamp C1930
Romance Revival Pewter Boudoir Lamp C1930

$275.00

Inspired by the hand-held candelabras of the 18th and 19th centuries, this delightful little table lamp can now travel only as far as its electrical cord allows. This fixture has a wonderful faux hammered texture and the socket is encased in a bundle of leaves, adding a further touch of whimsy t...

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Romance Revival Candelabra Table Lamp C1925
Romance Revival Candelabra Table Lamp C1925

$275.00

Inspired by the hand-held candelabras of the 18th and 19th centuries, this delightful little table lamp can now travel only as far as its electrical cord allows. The original polychrome has been fully restored so that every painted surface stands out as much as it would have when completed in th...

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 Romance Revival Boudoir Lamp C1930
Romance Revival Boudoir Lamp C1930

$320.00

Intended to look like the candlestick holders used to traverse 18th and 19th-century homes at night, this little table lamp does not even crest 12" in height. While its non-electric ancestor would have also featured the handle and flame protector, this little lamp is anchored by an electric plug...

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 Cinderella's Carriage Radio Lamp C1930s
Cinderella's Carriage Radio Lamp C1930s

$450.00

When technology became common place in the 1930's and '40's, consumers were afraid that the low glow emitting from radios and televisions would damage their eye sight. So, charming Radio and Television Lamps like this one became popular, adding a little more light to the room and often serving th...

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 Pair of Nautical Table Lamps with Hand Painted Shades C1940s
Pair of Nautical Table Lamps with Hand Painted Shades C1940s

$550.00

Ahoy! Each of these darling lamps feature a highly polished cast anchor, which angles jauntily to allow the shade to point downward. Just as charming as the body of the lamps are the hand-painted shades, which are soft pink with thin black lines. This pair of nautical lights would be perfect on y...

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 IAS Co Spanish Galleon Radio Lamp C1935
IAS Co Spanish Galleon Radio Lamp C1935

$575.00

When technology became common place in the 1930's and '40's, consumers were afraid that the low glow emitting from radios and televisions would damage their eye sight. So, charming Radio and Television Lamps like this one became popular, adding a little more light to the room and often serving th...

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 Art Deco Copper Clip Shade Lamp C1935
Art Deco Copper Clip Shade Lamp C1935

$325.00

This dandy little Art Deco lamp boasts one of our favorite trends of the era: the clip on metal lamp shade. This feature gave tiny desk lights from the 1930's and '40's a modern, architectural feel, which is emphasized here by the crescent hoop. While the hoop looks structural, it is actually com...

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