Unusual Antique Pendant Light Fixture with Original Patterned Shade, Patented 1934 NC1340-RW - For Sale
Unusual Antique Pendant Light Fixture with Original Patterned Shade, Patented 1934 NC1340-RW
Very unusual antique light fixture with its original conical opaline glass shade, patented by George Ainsworth in May, 1934. This pendant light begins with a tilting chrome canopy, allowing it to be mounted on a sloped ceiling. It has a chrome pole with an elongated fitter to support its original cone-shaped opaline glass shade. The conical white shade features a brown foliate and vine pattern around the middle, tapering to a pattern of starbursts and papyrus leaves. As detailed in 1934 patent #1957192, the fixture was designed with its unique shade to "intercept all the light that normally would be distributed downward and redirect the major portion of it over the broadest possible ceiling area above the device." This light fixture is in excellent antique condition with no cracks or breaks to the glass, just the expected fleabites around the edges. It has been professionally rewired and comes with all the necessary attachments for modern installation. The chandelier body measures approximately 15-1/2” wide, 12” tall, and 32-1/2” long overall. Coordinating light fixtures available under items #NC1341-RW and #NC1342-RW.