Mid Century Ceiling Light Fixture

Submitted by Karen January 24th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

I am dating this to mid century era due to obvious reasons.  This was another thrift find for pennies.  Looks to be a foyer light.  Trying to place the shape but I can’t think of the name.  Must be another senior moment!  The metal is in great condition as is the glass and is very clear.  This is the kind of thing you just can’t pass on.

Yesterday I picked up a 1960’s Dumont Stereo Console for a steal.  I have no idea where to put it but I have it.  I will try to get  pictures up soon.

4 Responses to “Mid Century Ceiling Light Fixture”

  1. Allee Willis

    At first glance I thought this was a little too traditional for my tastes. I guess because of the two candle fixtures inside that make it look like one of those old electric oil lamp lights that would’ve been sold along with Ethan Allen furniture. But the teardrop shape is fantastic and I realize maybe if colored lights were stuck in there it would actually look incredibly modern 50s and 60s to me. So I’m rescinding my too traditional vote and jumping over to like it very much!

    Does the light diffuse at all inside the globe? Is it a straight shot in so the two candle fixtures and bulbs are perfectly visible?

    • Karen

      Everything is visible from a straight on stand point. I think this being either an outside or inside foyer light the straight on factor wouldn’t matter. It also looks as if the previous owner shortened the chain so it sits closer to the ceiling than it should. I think I would prefer it it with a longer chain.

      As far as the Dumont, my husband is going to go over it from head to toe to find out what we have here. It starts up great and the tubes warm quickly. The turntable is a little slow but an easy fix. As soon as it has been inspected and cleaned by “Captain Inspecto” I will get you some photos.