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Storybook Style Vintage Ceiling Light Fixture with Original Smoke Bell shades


Item Code: CEI20120804001
Price: $1,695.00
Year : 1920-1930
Possibly more than one available.
The Storybook style is a combination of whimsy, charm, fairy tales, rural simplicity, and cottages, popular in the 1920s particularly in Southern California. You can imagine this antique fixture hanging in Marie-Antoinette's mill in the Hamlet she had built in Versailles (google it if you have not seen it).
The fixture is made from cast iron and twisted and bent steel to give it a hand wrought look. The socket cups, bent steel strapping, ceiling canopy, and cartouches (bless you) all have a hand hammered look cast into them.
Original glass shades commonly called "smoke bells" (from when oil lamps and candles had bells over the flame to disperse the smoke so a dark spot would not appear on the ceiling) have an amber / yellow tint to them.
Another design feature of the Storybook style is that it appeals to a wide variety of architectural styles from Craftsman to Tudor to all the Revivals siblings (Spanish, Italian, Gothic etc, etc).
Original finish which has been lightly waxed to help preserve its vintage authenticity.
Drop as shown is 23 inches long and can be adjusted
Width is 18 inches.
Images taken prior to re-wiring (which is included in price).
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