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Vintage 1950s Czech chandelier

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

A one-off 1950s Czech chandelier sensitively restored by our team. Featuring hardwood arms, chrome plated stems, and six moulded prismatic glass shades designed to enhance the direction of light when illuminated. A real feature piece within any lighting scheme.

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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 the 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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Restoration

Different materials require different processes, at skinflint we are fascinated by interesting surfaces and patinas, that’s why we tend not to repaint our lights as this can make them look too new and they lose some of their of individuality. During restoration non-ferrous metals such as aluminium are often sealed using crystalline waxes, or occasionally left raw so the surface can develop an interesting lustre over time. Woods are waxed to bring out grain and protect the surface. All forms of surface sealing are designed to protect and enhance the surface of the lights.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with 6no. new screw (E27) lamp holders and a ceiling mounting kit.

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115 (glass) mm
890 mm
8.4 kg
680 mm
550 mm
Brown | Clear | Silver

Non-standard delivery (POA). All dimensions and weights are approximate. IP20 for internal use only.

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Great light. It looks very smart. I was initially worried that it might be slightly big for the room (we don't have high ceilings) but it looks great and I am really pleased with it.

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