At an auction last month I bought a pair of these for my living room. I'm guessing thirties, but I wouldn't even call my guess educated. I wonder if somebody more knowledgeable about these things can confirm or correct that.
The only light fixture I might consider dating would be the leg lamp in Christmas Story, lol. What would my friends say when I showed up to a party with my date the leg lamp?
The one mounted on the corner may be 1830's but the others are much later Steve. Be prepared, oil ready to go if that new electricity thing dont work out.
Late 1920s, they were sold by a variety of places, including sears. Here’s some similar ones.
That is a nice one. I would certainly consider dating it.
Seriously, I have always liked the lamps of the '10s and '20s. Artwork for your walls and ceilings.
In this part of the country those kerosene lights sometimes go to work during thunderstorm season.
I always stuck with dating women...but not since I've been married, never dated a light fixture. A strong possibility that I may have worn a lampshade for a hat !! LMAO
Seriously, I have a couple similar fixtures on the bedroom ceilings and this one in the hallway. The bedroom ones were replaced and misplaced, but were oval with 2 bulbs.
This house was built in 1940.
Steve, if I remember correctly, he porcelain lights were commonly used in a bathroom.
We deal and repair vintage lighting. The illustrated fixture is for a hall way. The bathroom porcelain fixtures were plain and usually took a vertical glass shade. The one illustrated did not take a shade of any kind.
Not even a light fixture would date me...
My house was built in the twenties. It has two matching fixtures in the bedrooms that hang from VERY short chains, and have glass shades with blue flowers around the bottoms. Two shades on each fixture.
This light hearted post brightened my day!
I love them Steve.