Opaline welsh chapel lightingEra: 1930s Origin: UK
Early opaline hall pendant with original polished brass gallery salvaged from a Welsh chapel.
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.View all lights from UK
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. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you.
Supplied with new brass screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of brass suspension chain, traditional old gold braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. Can be converted to accept screw (E26) lamp holders (for use in USA) if required.
Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.
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Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in all of our vintage lights.
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Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.
All you need to know about our no quibble returns policy.
Totally gorgeous; I love it. Delivery was very fast too. I now have two choices (a) ration visits to this website or (b) buy a bigger house with space for all the stunning lights!
- Jean | London | UK
What a great light - we're really happy with it! Delivery time was really quick too. Will be purchasing other lights from you in due course.
- Dan | Wiltshire | UK
Very happy, arrived promptly and looks amazing. Bought as a feature hall light for our 1930's home renovation and really does the job!
- George | Kent | UK
Just sharing a couple of images of our beautiful skinflint lights in our new renovation. We are SO happy with them and we get compliments on them from everyone who visits.
- Anna | NSW | Australia