zz Art Deco vintage "shell" wall light fitting, with peach-pink frosted glass shade and chrome bracket (c.1930s) (SOLD)
Art Deco vintage "shell" wall light fitting, with peach-pink frosted glass shade and chrome bracket (c.1930s) (SOLD)
An original c.1930s vintage classic Art Deco "shell" wall light fitting, with peach-pink frosted glass shade (marked "REG. NO. 863.667" to the inside base) and metal bracket / backplate with chrome finish to the exterior, fitted with a replacement earthed brass BC lampholder; the backplate measures approximately 26.5 x 18.5cm (10.45 x 7.3in), whilst the fitting protrudes about 14cm (5.5in) when fixed to the wall.
The shade has considerable chipping and nibbling to the edges (mostly hidden by the frame when fitted, or else not too noticeable) together with a small bruise and the odd nibble to the moulded edges of the exterior, in addition to some marking including tiny paint specks; there are numerous manufacturing imperfections in the glass, much of the moulding being somewhat poorly defined. There is some light pitting and rust spotting together with age wear including scratching to the chrome, and there is some wear and rust spotting to the cream painted inside surface of the backplate, whilst there are some slight paint marks; there is some rust to the shade fixings. (Please note that the cable entry hole in the backplate below the lampholder is fairly small, and may therefore require enlargement.)
SOLD Jun. 2010