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decorative period lighting with original bakelite gallery
Reference 15_2180

Period pendant lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Vintage glass and Bakelite ribbed pendants. Hand blown opaline glass enclosures with original Bakelite covers and short stem hook stanchion. When illuminated the globes produce an even glow and distribution of light.

 

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Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Much of the lighting we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc was produced in the manufacturing powerhouses of former Czechoslovakia. Under Communist rule the same design was often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage. The country is also famed for its beautiful glassware, with both wall and ceiling opaline glass lights often being used in public and residential settings, such as housing blocks and schools.

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ribbed white opaline glass shade with bakelite gallery hanging above a wooden desk with decorative flowers

Restoration

Over the years, we’ve restored thousands of lights that would otherwise have become scrap - examining, refurbishing and updating one part at a time. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We take the time to investigate its history, studying old catalogues for clues and assembling the whole story.

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Product details

Each light is supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of suspension chain, traditional old gold braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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200 mm
420 mm
1.6 kg
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White

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

Lights for life

As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

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A quick word from our customers

Bibliotheque Lights

Beautiful lights, very pleased with the quality. Excellent service overall from skinflint. 

- Miriam | Hampshire | UK

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The quality of what I bought (being around a third of the cost of their top end items) is exceptional. Recommended.

- Steve | London | UK

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Stunning items.

- Martin | London | UK

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The lights definitely bring a sense of authentic character and history to the space. It's the truth when I say I had the lights before I even had final house plans! 

- Leslie Huntley | Roost Interior Design | US