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Unique Skeletal X-Ray Chandelier

US$2,800

About

The skeletal nature of this lamp suggests that it once was the long-hidden workings of a more decorative fixture. Liberated from its original housing it’s ready to make a statement all its own. The chandelier was manufactured by the national X-ray reflector company, an important early 20th century maker known for its unique mercury glass mirrored shades. Early X-ray advertising for their reflectors promised to “Tire Eyes Less!” by reducing electric glare. This impressive lamp holds a collection of five shades. Each shade has been stripped to clear for more ambient light and to showcase the nice Edison filament bulbs. This is also the first fixture I have found with signed sockets by X-ray. The lamps drop can be changed by adding or removing chain links or changing the length of the upper pipe.

Details

  • Creator
    X-Ray Lamp Company (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Diameter: 21 in. (53.34 cm)
  • Style
    Industrial (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920s-1930s
  • Condition
    Rewired. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Peekskill, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU88386449423

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    Ships From: Peekskill, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

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