1930s chandelier!! GILL GLASS!! Fabulous glass shades!!

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 15, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

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I sell restored vintage lighting. What I love is bringing fixtures back to their original appearance. I don’t alter them, add parts, change the colors, or anything. All my lights look like they did when first leaving the factory. Except with new wiring!

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TIPS TO BUYING VINTAGE LIGHTS ON EBAY

WHY MY RESTORED LIGHTS ARE SPECIAL

A NOTE (or two) ABOUT MY RESTORATIONS

A BIT ABOUT ME

Why a BUY IT NOW instead of a regular auction?

I’m very pleased to offer this stunning late 1930s chandelier by the famous Gill Glass of Philadelphia !

(Gill Glass & Fixture Company was located at Amber and Tioga Streets, in Philadelphia . Remember that far, far away time when America actually made stuff? Sigh.)

As you can see in the second image (from a Gill catalog) the fixture is quite original, and was offered in two finish options. The most expensive was chrome, as this fixture is, and was a whopping $43.88 (from a 1949 price list). I know, you laugh, but you could buy very beautiful fixtures for $15!

The chandelier has five shades, and as Gill specialized in glass, the shades are quite extraordinary. They are white, and feature flowers and leaves in high relief
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