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Towering Brass & Wrought Iron Theater Chandelier Item # R7813
Here is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history – this incredible fixture once hung in the Pantages Theatre in Portland, located on SW Broadway and SW Alder Streets from 1901 to 1928. This fixture would have been added when the theater hosted Vaudeville, during its peak in the teens. The Pantages eventually transitioned to cinema with the rise of silent motion pictures in the mid-1920s, before being demolished in 1928.
It is easy to imagine this light, glowing above a sea of velvet-covered seats, which were filled with excited theater-goers. Then, the lights were dimmed and the stars of Vaudeville would take the stage. So many happy memories were made below fixtures like these.
There are several fantastic revival styles at play here, most notably Gothic and Classical Revivals, all presented in wonderfully worked brass and blue-painted wrought iron. Both the metals are wonderfully well-preserved. The muted blue of the painted wrought iron beautifully compliments the patinated brass. Note that even the chains are wrought, forming a unique circle and oval pattern.
This fixture weighs 265 pounds and hangs more than 8' long – needless to say, it will require a place of prominence in your home or commercial space. We also suggest a professional be consulted or contracted for installation, as the piece will need to be adequately secured. Also please note that the shades are new reproductions, of the type that would have been featured in the period.
- Historical Style: Romance Revival
- Condition Notes: Wonderful original finish on the fixture, combined with a set of new, period-appropriate opal acorn shades. Canopy is a new replacement, finished to match.
- Bulbs not included.
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Towering Brass & Wrought Iron Theater Chandelier