This fixture is a dainty example of beautiful old light fixtures. The people, then, had exquisite taste! There was no such thing as cookie cutter homes or lighting or anything. The years that we have offered antique lights, this is the third time we have found a very rare marbled Gill Glass ceiling fixture.
This fixture is made by Gill Glass and Fixture Company, Philadelphia Pa., ‘Du Barry Line’. During the reign of Louis XVI of France when Madame Du Barry was mistress at the Palace of Versailles, the decorative schemes which were carried throughout the country were of a very ornate and elaborate character. The Du Barry line of lighting fixtures offered by Gill has been designed to conform with the decorative motifs of that period.
With a two bulb feature inside specially designed slip shades, this fixture is professionally retouched of a deep cream while leaving an aged-patina and some chippiness in place. The slip shades are a rare marbled satin and in very good vintage condition. Some loss of the marbling finish. No chips nor cracks in the glass shades. Both glass shades are original to the fixture with a beautiful match to the decor.
New sockets installed with UL Listed wiring, inspected and tested. Mounting hardware included for simple installation. Use standard size bulbs, up to 75w, not included. High-grade clear finish applied to preserve restoration.
Measures 14 inches in length and 11 inches from ceiling to end of finial.
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