Tuesday, 19 May 2015

New Heights in Lights

From chandeliers, sconces, table and pendant types, I present my latest foray into fixture diversity, floor lamps. Each is comprised of an array of various brass fixture components taken from other vintage fixtures and mounted on decorative bases such as the unique 1920’s variation as seen on the middle example.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Fixture Fanfare

13" deep by 12" wide - 4' in total with canopy and chain

In my relentless pursuit of the original and unique, no mechanism remains immune to reinvention as witnessed by this visually breezy pendant piece. The main component is comprised of a chromed fan blade cage with additional hardware consisting of a concoction of floor, oil and various other vintage lamp elements. An obvious departure from the usual fixture fare, it is categorized as retro industrial and deemed suitable for any commercial or residential application. Illuminated by two standard clear chandelier bulbs, it comes replete with matching canopy, a generous length of brass chain, all necessary mounting hardware and a very affordable price.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Shining Example

31" deep by 11" wide, 4' deep with chain and canopy. Click to enlarge photo.
One of the many enjoyable aspects of creating these fixtures is the rejuvenation of the original patina of aging pieces of metal. Just as satisfying is the coincidence with which totally foreign elements of different manufacture magically blend with each other to create an entirely new and original entity. Case in point, the very top aspect of this fixture is a stamped 30’s oval brass canopy now embellished with a vintage finial. Below it, suspended on chain, are two antique pendant arms newly attached to an inverted Italian oval mirror pedestal from which are mounted a miniature canopy and a bronze 20’s lamp base. From it hangs a very attractive horizontally striped pedestal shade that once illuminated a 50’s apartment hallway. This piece can be mounted by chain and canopy or flush on the ceiling.

Light Medication

24" deep by 14" wide, 4' deep with chain and canopy. Click to enlarge photo.

The central structure of this particular piece is a well disguised vintage medicinal epothecary jar. It is embellished with various and sundry metallic paraphernalia including a hanging oil lamp counterweight casing on its lowest extremity and an inverted brass table base attached to a 3 armed deco fixture element on top from which hang 3 fluted, frosted shades. Mounted inside the jar is a vintage brass socket with the source of illumination being an elongated picture light bulb.