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Vintage opaline glass wall lights (V2)

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Vintage opaline glass wall light
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Vintage opaline glass wall lights (V2)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

These elegant wall-mounted globes started life in the 1950s, illuminating restaurants in the UK. A white opaline glass produces an even distribution of light when illuminated, contrasting against a new polished aluminium gallery and swan neck wall bracket.

Also available in a larger version.

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Close up of a vintage opaline glass wall light gallery
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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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Restoration

Before a light can be restored, any damaged outdated components will require repair or replacing. As part of this work we replace original imperial screws with their modern-day metric counterparts and rework their screw ports to take them. We replace the original electrics with brand new, fully certified EN60598 components - this gives you peace of mind, knowing your vintage light is as safe to use as any modern light.

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Product details

The light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder.

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200 mm
380 mm
1.10 kg
500 (projection) mm
n/a mm
White | Silver

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

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A quick word from our customers

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I am very pleased with my purchase, it finishes off my dining room just perfectly. 

- David | East Sussex | UK

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

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Thank you for the great service with the lights. I am thrilled with them.

- Vanessa | London | UK

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My beautiful lamp arrived and the bespoke adaption is fabulous - this beauty is now mobile in my art studio, perfect for when I’m washing down my silk screens or doing detailed pencil work at my desk. 

- Nicola | Woodford Green | UK