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Blue Cloud Burst Bead Chain Fixture c1930
Blue Cloud Burst Bead Chain Fixture c1930

$300.00

Bead-chain shades (the glass typically hangs from three ball-tipped bead chains) were popular from around 1935 into the early 1950s. The most common sizes were small 1-light fixtures used in bedrooms and hallways, especially as replacements for older obsolete styles, The shades are usually heavy ...

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Bright Heraldic Semi Flush Strap Fixture c1925
Bright Heraldic Semi Flush Strap Fixture c1925

$750.00

Wrought iron strap-style fixtures with exposed gold-painted bulbs like this one were one of the bread-and-butter fixture types of the mid-1920s, but very few were done on this scale, or with this level of ornamentation. This example includes great artistic touches like the red and gold gilt heral...

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Simple Semi Flush w/ Banded Opal Globe c1930s
Simple Semi Flush w/ Banded Opal Globe c1930s

$325.00

Fixtures with beautifully shaped and decorated shades were a hot trend as bolder, stronger colors swept interiors during the late 1920s and into the 1930s. Often combining Classical Revival roots and detailing with Deco and Streamline excitement, common schoolhouse-type glass shapes were enhanced...

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Deco Center Post Fixture w/ Prismatic Lens c1940
Deco Center Post Fixture w/ Prismatic Lens c1940

$255.00

Center post shades (the glass typically hangs from a threaded rod tied down by a decorative finial) were popular from around 1935 into the early 1950s. The most common sizes were small 1-light fixtures used in bedrooms and hallways, especially as replacements for older obsolete styles, The shades...

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Exceptional Gilt Bronze Sunburst E.F. Caldwell Fixture c1904
Exceptional Gilt Bronze Sunburst E.F. Caldwell Fixture c1904

$56,000.00

When you bask in the glow of this massive and remarkable light, consider the historical importance of Edward F. Caldwell's contributions to lighting design: In 1902, with invitations sent for the first State Dinner in the newly restored State Dining Room, President Theodore Roosevelt commissione...

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All-Glass Bead Chain Fixture c1940
All-Glass Bead Chain Fixture c1940

$300.00

Bead-chain shades (the glass typically hangs from three ball-tipped bead chains) were popular from around 1935 into the early 1950s. The most common sizes were small 1-light fixtures used in bedrooms and hallways, especially as replacements for older obsolete styles, The shades are usually heavy ...

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Bright Red Semi-Flush w/ Dual Opacity Shade c1935
Bright Red Semi-Flush w/ Dual Opacity Shade c1935

$350.00

We're not playing games when we say this is one of the more dashing kitchen fixtures we've come across. With its sporting schoolhouse-type shade, complete with pin striping and dual opacity textures, this confection should top a sweet kitchen right away.

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Brass Torch-Cut Flush Mount Brutalist Fixture c1970
Brass Torch-Cut Flush Mount Brutalist Fixture c1970

$1,800.00

Possibly designed by Tom Greene, who produced a series of striking torch-cut brass and copper lighting fixtures for several lighting companies, this flush-mount light represents a raw and aggressive style of the late 1960s and early 1970s known as Brutalist. With no identifying marks or labels, w...

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Art Deco

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Quaint Little Deco Semi-Flush Fixture C1925
Quaint Little Deco Semi-Flush Fixture C1925

$265.00

"So cute" is about all we can say about this simple combination of small stamped semi-flush fixture and pinstriped Deco shade. While uniquely shaped Schoolhouse shade alternatives were developed to explore ways of diffusing and distributing more light, many examples reveal decorative intentions ...

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Brightly Finished Slipper Shade Fixture c1930s
Brightly Finished Slipper Shade Fixture c1930s

$825.00

"Shaded lights" were the hot trend from about 1930 through 1935, before Streamline style and cup-shade fixtures moved center stage. Inspired by French examples and featuring individual glass slip or slipper shades at each light bulb that were typically unique to specific body designs, these fixtu...

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Bright Red Semi-Flush w/ Dual Opacity Shade c1935
Bright Red Semi-Flush w/ Dual Opacity Shade c1935

$350.00

We're not playing games when we say this is one of the more dashing kitchen fixtures we've come across. With its sporting schoolhouse-type shade, complete with pin striping and dual opacity textures, this confection should top a sweet kitchen right away.

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Classic

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Blue Cloud Burst Bead Chain Fixture c1930
Blue Cloud Burst Bead Chain Fixture c1930

$300.00

Bead-chain shades (the glass typically hangs from three ball-tipped bead chains) were popular from around 1935 into the early 1950s. The most common sizes were small 1-light fixtures used in bedrooms and hallways, especially as replacements for older obsolete styles, The shades are usually heavy ...

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Large Quilted Opalescent Semi-Flush Mount Fixture c1930
Large Quilted Opalescent Semi-Flush Mount Fixture c1930

$575.00

Some light but distinctive touches give this fixture an appearance that is classic yet different from run-of-the-mill flush mounts. Especially for a commercial setting, this is a rare opportunity to have a fixture that possesses simple yet eye-catching details, works well in any sized room, and t...

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Simple Semi Flush w/ Banded Opal Globe c1930s
Simple Semi Flush w/ Banded Opal Globe c1930s

$325.00

Fixtures with beautifully shaped and decorated shades were a hot trend as bolder, stronger colors swept interiors during the late 1920s and into the 1930s. Often combining Classical Revival roots and detailing with Deco and Streamline excitement, common schoolhouse-type glass shapes were enhanced...

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Frosted and Pebbled Bead Chain Fixture c1940
Frosted and Pebbled Bead Chain Fixture c1940

$265.00

Bead-chain shades (the glass typically hangs from three ball-tipped bead chains) were popular from around 1935 into the early 1950s. The most common sizes were small 1-light fixtures used in bedrooms and hallways, especially as replacements for older obsolete styles, The shades are usually heavy ...

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Deco Center Post Fixture w/ Prismatic Lens c1940
Deco Center Post Fixture w/ Prismatic Lens c1940

$255.00

Center post shades (the glass typically hangs from a threaded rod tied down by a decorative finial) were popular from around 1935 into the early 1950s. The most common sizes were small 1-light fixtures used in bedrooms and hallways, especially as replacements for older obsolete styles, The shades...

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All-Glass Bead Chain Fixture c1940
All-Glass Bead Chain Fixture c1940

$300.00

Bead-chain shades (the glass typically hangs from three ball-tipped bead chains) were popular from around 1935 into the early 1950s. The most common sizes were small 1-light fixtures used in bedrooms and hallways, especially as replacements for older obsolete styles, The shades are usually heavy ...

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All Glass Center Post Fixture c1940
All Glass Center Post Fixture c1940

$300.00

Center post shades (the glass typically hangs from a threaded rod tied down by a decorative finial) were popular from around 1935 into the early 1950s. The most common sizes were small 1-light fixtures used in bedrooms and hallways, especially as replacements for older obsolete styles, The shades...

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Large Classic Schoolhouse Semi-Flush c1935
Large Classic Schoolhouse Semi-Flush c1935

$255.00

The pendant or semi-flush lights often called "schoolhouse fixtures" are defined by their large white (or "opal") diffusing glass shades and simple designs. These fixtures first rose to popularity around 1920 and were common well into the 1950s. They were certainly found in schoolhouses, but were...

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Traditional Center Post Fixture w/ Star Motif c1935
Traditional Center Post Fixture w/ Star Motif c1935

$395.00

Center-post shades (the glass typically hangs from a center post through a hole in the shade, fixed on by a finial) were popular from around 1935 into the early 1950s. The most common sizes were small 1-light and 2-light fixtures used in bedrooms and hallways, especially as replacements for older...

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Classic Semi-Flush w/ Painted Bird Motif c1935
Classic Semi-Flush w/ Painted Bird Motif c1935

$325.00

Fixtures with beautiful painted and decorated shades were a hot trend as bolder, stronger colors swept interiors during the late 1920s and into the 1930s. Often combining Classical Revival roots and detailing with Historic Revival romance and warmth, common schoolhouse-type glass shapes were enha...

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Classic Flush Fixture W/Opal Schoolhouse Shade C1925
Classic Flush Fixture W/Opal Schoolhouse Shade C1925

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$235.00

The pendant or semi-flush lights often called "schoolhouse fixtures" are defined by their large white (or "opal") diffusing glass shades and simple designs. These fixtures first rose to popularity around 1920 and were common well into the 1950s. They were certainly found in schoolhouses, but were...

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Bead-Chain Fixture w/ Blue-Tinted Dual-Opacity Shade c1940
Bead-Chain Fixture w/ Blue-Tinted Dual-Opacity Shade c1940

$295.00

Bead-chain shades (the glass typically hangs from three ball-tipped bead chains) were popular from around 1935 into the early 1950s. The most common sizes were small 1-light fixtures used in bedrooms and hallways, especially as replacements for older obsolete styles. The shades are usually heavy ...

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Classical Revival

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Exceptional Gilt Bronze Sunburst E.F. Caldwell Fixture c1904
Exceptional Gilt Bronze Sunburst E.F. Caldwell Fixture c1904

$56,000.00

When you bask in the glow of this massive and remarkable light, consider the historical importance of Edward F. Caldwell's contributions to lighting design: In 1902, with invitations sent for the first State Dinner in the newly restored State Dining Room, President Theodore Roosevelt commissione...

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Bronze Classical Revival Flush Mount by Caldwell c1905
Bronze Classical Revival Flush Mount by Caldwell c1905

$3,000.00

Exposed bulbs were widely popular lighting choices during the 1910's and '20's, and so was a free exploration of Classical Revival motifs. That style teamed for a high-end, yet traditional look, which was well-suited for the countless houses built during the period. Flush mount lights like this o...

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Large and Lovely 4-Light Shower w/ Verre de Soie shades c1920
Large and Lovely 4-Light Shower w/ Verre de Soie shades c1920

$1,500.00

The 1920s saw the convergence of two popular trends – Revival styles and the stamped pan light. Combined in countless ways, Colonial pan lights were ubiquitous in all types of houses – from bungalows to foursquares to Dutch Colonials – yet they always felt right at home with their clean lines, r...

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Polychromed Beam Light w/Exposed Bulb c1925
Polychromed Beam Light w/Exposed Bulb c1925

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$255.00

Gilt polychrome finishes and exposed globe bulbs were widely popular lighting choices during the 1920s. So was a style that freely mixed Colonial, Classical and just vaguely historical decorative details for a simple traditional look that suited the countless Revival-type houses of the decade. Be...

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Romance Revival

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Bright Heraldic Semi Flush Strap Fixture c1925
Bright Heraldic Semi Flush Strap Fixture c1925

$750.00

Wrought iron strap-style fixtures with exposed gold-painted bulbs like this one were one of the bread-and-butter fixture types of the mid-1920s, but very few were done on this scale, or with this level of ornamentation. This example includes great artistic touches like the red and gold gilt heral...

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Heraldic 5-Light Flush Revival Strap Fixture C1928
Heraldic 5-Light Flush Revival Strap Fixture C1928

$625.00

Loaded with 1920s revival charm, this out-of-the-ordinary fixture features 5 captivating scrolled strap arms with cast decorative bobesches, Heraldic accents and shown with exposed globe bulbs, and would be a beautiful centerpiece for a living room, entry or large bedroom .

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Unusual Faux Hammered Porch Light C1955
Unusual Faux Hammered Porch Light C1955

$475.00

This porch light defines "one of a kind." Its unique Asian-inspired structure, combined with the unexpected faux hammered texture is elevated further by the four protruding glass panels -- all framed by roughly cast aluminum. Ideal for a funky mid-century ranch home or a more modern International...

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Industrial

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Holophane Acorn Semi-Flush Fixture c1930s
Holophane Acorn Semi-Flush Fixture c1930s

$425.00

Produced by Holophane, one of the highest quality prismatic glass shade manufactures in the world, this utilitarian semi-flush fixture features an acorn-shaped shade mounted on a brushed aluminum socket cap. While a light of this utility would have been found in a pre-war factory or warehouse, t...

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Long-Necked Flush Mount W/Holophane Prismatic Shade C1910
Long-Necked Flush Mount W/Holophane Prismatic Shade C1910

$245.00

This little flush mount fixture features a striking silhouette with an unusual elongated proportion and an elegant Holophane crystal prismatic reflector. Fixtures like this appear in both residential and commercial settings, and were meant to optimize and scientifically distribute the light from ...

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"SEMI-DIRECT" HOLOPHANE CORRECTALITE FIXTURE C1938
"SEMI-DIRECT" HOLOPHANE CORRECTALITE FIXTURE C1938

$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 smo...

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Fiberglass Prismatic Warehouse Fixture by Holophane C1955
Fiberglass Prismatic Warehouse Fixture by Holophane C1955

$525.00

Fiberglass emerged onto the popular design and manufacturing scene in the 1940's as an inexpensive and mass-producible alternative to metal, which was becoming increasingly scarce due to shortages during World War II. This fantastic semi-flush fixture would have been at home in a warehouse or fac...

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"See The Light" Mid-Century Modern, c1962
"See The Light" Mid-Century Modern, c1962

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$190.00

* Original Price $425.00 We're not sure where this unique set of fixtures originally hung, but we're guessing that pews and collection baskets were common sights below them. Lighting designers of the early Modern era were in heaven designing fresh new takes on ecclesiastical fixtures for the b...

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Heavy Bronze Subway Fixtures w/ Original Patina c1915
Heavy Bronze Subway Fixtures w/ Original Patina c1915

$550.00

Heavily cast from solid bronze, these durable fixtures were purportedly removed from the New York subway system. Simple and direct. These small flush-mount fixtures would make a great statement in a line above a bar, for example.

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Mid-Century Modern

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 Mid-Century Flush Mount W/ Conical Pinstriped Shade C1955
Mid-Century Flush Mount W/ Conical Pinstriped Shade C1955

$265.00

Straight from the 1950's, this lovely little light would love to tuck in over a home bar or into a cozy little nook. Featuring its original shade and finish, this happy light has all the sophistication and class to make a splash anywhere. Note the wear in the fixture's brass plating, which is co...

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Flared Mid-Century Flush Mount Fixture C1955
Flared Mid-Century Flush Mount Fixture C1955

$265.00

Meant to diffuse light, this darling little mid-century fixture features an etched opaque shade. The flared shade with simple clean fixture would have been helpful in lighting the overall space and would be at home in a hallway, bedroom or small living room.

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Classic Flush Fixture w/Opal Schoolhouse Shade c1950
Classic Flush Fixture w/Opal Schoolhouse Shade c1950

$325.00

The pendant or semi-flush lights often called "schoolhouse fixtures" are defined by their large white (or "opal") diffusing glass shades and simple designs. These fixtures first rose to popularity around 1920 and were common well into the 1950s. They were certainly found in schoolhouses, but were...

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Geometric Mid-Century Copper-Toned Flush Mount Fixture c1945
Geometric Mid-Century Copper-Toned Flush Mount Fixture c1945

$325.00

Meant for the low-ceiling'ed ranch homes that became popular in the mid-century, shallow flush mount fixtures such as this were a lovely way to add light to hallways and small rooms. This example features some of our favorite design elements of the day: an opal glass plate shade married to a brus...

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Colonial Revival

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4-Light Shower W/Tinted "Drapery" Shades, C1920
4-Light Shower W/Tinted "Drapery" Shades, C1920

Was $780

$720.00

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. Simple and straightforward, showers take much of their interest from the shades they hol...

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Bright Brass Flush mount W/ Lily Shade, C1925
Bright Brass Flush mount W/ Lily Shade, C1925

$225.00

Fixtures with beautiful painted and decorated shades were a hot trend as bolder, stronger colors swept interiors during the late 1920s and into the 1930s. Often combining Classical Revival roots and detailing with Historic Revival romance and warmth, common schoolhouse-type glass shapes were enha...

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Arts & Crafts

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3-Light Mission Fixture w/ Frosted Shades c1905
3-Light Mission Fixture w/ Frosted Shades c1905

$575.00

Although this 3-light semi-flush fixture is a common Mission-style, its unusual details make it perfect for that bungalow or foursquare that aspires to creative and quirky authenticity. The original waxed finish and handsome etched shades add rich character to the clean Mission lines.

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Eclectic

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Modern

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Mod Spherical Flush Mount in Orange c1970s
Mod Spherical Flush Mount in Orange c1970s

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$300.00

As a self-proclaimed "Fun-Lite," this fixture's form and styling recall the funky shag carpets and conversation pits of the late 1960's and early 1970's. A hip and nostalgic design, this flush-mount boasts a perfectly round 6" diameter globe and "Poppy" finish collar. A must-have fixture for any ...

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Mod Spherical Flush Mount in White c1970s
Mod Spherical Flush Mount in White c1970s

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$300.00

As a self-proclaimed "Superglobe," this fixture's form and styling recall the funky shag carpets and conversation pits of the late 1960's and early 1970's. A hip and nostalgic design, this flush mount boasts a simple die-formed aluminum collar and a perfectly round 6" diameter globe. A must-have ...

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Brass Torch-Cut Flush Mount Brutalist Fixture c1970
Brass Torch-Cut Flush Mount Brutalist Fixture c1970

$1,800.00

Possibly designed by Tom Greene, who produced a series of striking torch-cut brass and copper lighting fixtures for several lighting companies, this flush-mount light represents a raw and aggressive style of the late 1960s and early 1970s known as Brutalist. With no identifying marks or labels, w...

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Modern 3-Light Teak and Brass-Toned Fixture c1965
Modern 3-Light Teak and Brass-Toned Fixture c1965

$625.00

This fixture is a fine example of a trend within a trend. The streamlined Modernism of the 1950s and '60s branched off to include a stylized review of natural and traditional materials, combining them with innovative (and often experimental) techniques. This lovely example features a brass-toned ...

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