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1960s Opal glass church pendants

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

Matt opal glass pendants dating from the 1960s, salvaged from the Great Hall of a 14th-century country house in Somerset which was, prior to this, a church. Statement lights with a curved profile, the glass and open-bottom design creates an even glow when illuminated with an element of downward light.

UK

Origin: UK

Lighting design in the UK benefitted from a free market. Different companies were working at the same time, designing and producing similar products for the same market. Often with only slight differences in their style, they constantly upgraded and improved their original designs. The products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England. This area of the UK was once the boiler room of the British economy - from the potteries of Stoke, through the engineering works of Birmingham, to the wool, textile and cotton mills of Oldham and Manchester.

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Restoration

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. These pendant lights were salvaged from the Great Hall of a 14th-century country house in Somerset, pictured. The hall, which was previously a church pre-dating the 14th century, later became part of the house. Such practice was not uncommon in large country houses in Britain, with many once having their own adjacent church which then later became deconsecrated and part of the home. These pendant lights were once part of larger chandeliers, seen here, and have been sensitively restored by our team to individual pendants.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2mtrs of traditional twisted silver braided cable and a ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable please let us know).

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195 mm
330 mm
0.7 kg
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White

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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