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Vintage Lighting Antique Red Duplexalite Chandelier Extraordinary For Sale

Vintage Lighting Antique Red Duplexalite Chandelier   Extraordinary

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The Old Above

If you’d like to learn more, please scroll down below the item description. There you will find:

TIPS TO BUYING VINTAGE LIGHTS ON

WHY MY RESTORED LIGHTS ARE SPECIAL

A NOTE (or two) ABOUT MY RESTORATIONS

A BIT ABOUT ME

Why a BUY IT NOW instead of a regular sale?

ONE WORD:

ZOUNDS!

I’m astonished to offer this truly extraordinary, amazing, mind-blowing, fabulous, fascinating, and rare Duplexalite!

I’ve sold a number of Duplexalite’s over the years and while the basic model remains the same the finishes vary. I’ve sold silver-plated Duplexalite’s. I’ve sold cobalt blue Duplexalite’s. Recently I sold a yellow Duplexalite. But I think my favorite is this poppy-colored Duplexalite, and which I find about once a year!

But what, you may ask, is a Duplexalite?

The Duplexalite Company had a standard model (from top to bottom):

The extraordinary aspect of this Duplexalite is the large metal shade. It comprises two parts. The enameled inner shade is a gorgeous poppy red! Wow! And, as if this weren’t remarkable enough, the outer shade is a wholly separate piece: an intricate filigree of cast metal. It’s simply too extraordinary to describe accurately (see pictures)!

I also wish to stress the quality of lighting that is common to all Duplexalite’s. Because most of the light is thrown towards the ceiling, a most flattering, diffused light results. With a dimmer, the light intensity can be easily controlled.

The bottom custard glass is quite thick. The center medallion and finial are also quite extraordinary.

The shade filigree is bronze-toned with rich accent colors (see images). These accent colors are original.

The other metal components have a bronze-like finish (original).

The new wiring is cloth-covered like the original.

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Duplexalite

This stunning and rare Duplexalite has been restored, rewired, and is ready to hang!

  • The fixture hangs down 20-1/2-inches. It cannot be shorter; I can add chain.
  • The shade is almost 15-inches wide.

  • I love writing this: the fixture is undamaged.
  • The poppy red (outside) and white (inside) enamel is all in near-mint condition.
  • The custard shade has no chips or cracks.
  • The heavy duty porcelain socket is original. The wiring is new, cloth covered, and lovely.
  • The finial has an old repair. I only noticed when I took the fixture apart. You will not be able to tell.

SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE! Yippee!

PAYMENT:

NOTE: After payment is received, I ship within 7 days.

TIPS TO BUYING VINTAGE LIGHTS ON

SCALE. I believe that scale is everything. If the vintage fixture you buy is too small (or large) for your room, it will not look right no matter how beautiful it is. A fixture that is, say, 12-inches wide was meant for a smaller bedroom or hall. A 16-inch wide fixture was meant for a normal size living/dining room. All this presupposes that you do not have a mansion! If so, you would need much larger fixtures. McMansions also have bigger rooms than most pre-WWII homes.

STYLE. People that own, for example, a Colonial-Revival style home will naturally want Colonial-Revival style vintage fixtures. But a great many pre-WWII homes originally had fixtures quite different than one would imagine. I’ve been in classic bungalows with original Art Deco fixtures, and recently I toured a Foursquare with original Spanish-Revival lights. All these fixtures looked very well. I always recommend that people buy what they love no matter the style of their home. My last home was a large 1915 Colonial-Revival. I filled it full of 1950s fixtures. It worked. The fixtures gave the classic house an unexpected zest. It was also common for people to update their homes by changing all the lights. So, your 1905 home may well have had all the lights replaced in the 1920s or 1930s. If you had these lights in place you wouldn’t dream of taking them out. So, buy what you love. Just make sure the scale is right.

RESALE VALUE. Recently a buyer contacted me. They restored a wonderful old home. All the original lights were long gone and they purchased very nice new fixtures in an old style. When they tried to sell the house there was no interest. For six months. The market is lousy of course but the realtor said that several potential buyers wished the house still retained its original fixtures. That is when they contacted me. Because I specialize in whole house sets, I was able to supply a matched set of fixtures for every room. The buyers were flabbergasted at the difference. They had an open house. The house sold ASAP. For above the asking price. “Best investment we ever made,” they gleefully reported. I do love a happy ending.

RESTORED? RENOVATED? If the distinction is important to you see the box below for more information: A NOTE (or two) ABOUT MY RESTORATIONS.

WHY MY RESTORED LIGHTS ARE SPECIAL

The Top Ten (plus one)!

Some recent response (as Seller, not Buyer!):

Ross is a total pleasure to buy from – he's helpful and knowledgeable.

Beautiful product & caring seller. Meticulous packaging. Highly recommend.

5 STARS! Super Nice Seller – BEAUTIFUL Perfect Fixtures – wrapped w/TLC THANKS! :)

This Is MR.LIGHTING. Don't Bother Looking Elsewhere. All Are Amazing. Ten**********!

If you think the photos are pretty, wait 'til you see them in person! Gorgeous!!

Prompt shipping, well-packed and GORGEOUS lights; passion and pride are apparent.

The service is wonderful. Items exceeded expectations. Thanks!+++

Spectacular light fixture! Just beautiful! Fast ship, packed safely. Thank you!!

First-rate seller. Exceptional product, service & value. Thank you!

The 1930's Chandelier was amazing and in superb condition, better than new!!!!!!

Fantastic and unique! Shipping box was like Fort Knox! Thank you.

Beautiful lamp. Great seller who obviously loves what he does and does it well.

As always, flawless service and beautiful products, carefully packaged.

This guy really goes the extra mile. 100% authentic, worth the money.

A+ Transaction! Ross is the best – knowledgeable, witty, skilled.

Super ...fast and the best packing I have seen.

A real class act – great experience start to finish! Great communication! A+++

There aren't enough superlatives to describe quality and service. Ross rocks!

Best Light Dealer on .

WOW Shipping All-Star! Fixtures even better than pictured! My BEST purchase.

Always a pleasure, no worries, exceptional lights!!!!

Prompt, courteous, honest seller! Flawless transaction. Highly recommend!

This seller was spectacular. We are recommending him to all of our friends! A++

REMEMBER when CUSTOMER SERVICE was NO.1 in our country? This GUY still OFFERS IT.

Should be elected PRESIDENT!!! MAGNIFICIENT, HIGHEST QUALITY LIGHTS!!!

THE BEST PACKER in the USA!! ABSOLUTELY BEST ER!! HIGHEST QUALITY LIGHTS!!

Very NICE! Among the most professional and committed sellers out there. A++++++

It's a pleasure to do business with Ross. I keep coming back to his store.

This seller is professional, responsive and honest – and he's fun to work with.

Great light – you make everything so easy to install! Thanks so much!

I'll come back to this seller for quality antique lighting – it doesn’t get better!

The best of the best lighting right here – this seller's quality is truly amazing.

Regarding lights on , there is rossmct23 and then there is everybody else.

The restorations are obviously done with care and expertise – it's always perfect.

My favorite seller – you know you'll get exactly what he says.

Simply the best.

ASTONISHING IS RIGHT! MY FAVORITE!!!SELLER! This light KNOCKS ME OUT!

A really great seller! Knowledge, wit, and talent with this seller!!!

WOWZER!! and DOUBLE YIPPEEEEE!!!

TOP NOTCH SELLER!! FANTASTIC PACKING! QUALITY LIGHTING....Thank you

MUSEUM quality + PERFECT packing + LIGHTNING ship = FAVORITE SELLER

SPECTACULAR in EVERY WAY. My FAVORITE seller. ALWAYS A+++PERFECT

Best lighting guy ever; great lights; excellent communication; superstar; thanks

The best seller I’ve ever dealt with on ! Absolutely first rate in every way.

Best seller ever...hands down.

's finest...5 stars and then some!

Stop what you are doing... has been perfected.

SPECTACULAR item and SELLER EXCEEDS ALL EXPECTATIONS = A+++

A NOTE (or two) ABOUT MY RESTORATIONS

There are buyers who truly want restored lighting and others who prefer renovated. This is good, because I am a great supporter of diversity!

For the record, I sell restored vintage lighting.

A BIT ABOUT ME

(Or: Who Is This Guy?)

Why a BUY IT NOW instead of a regular sale?

Looking for more great vintage fixtures?

VISIT MY store:

The Old Above

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