Vintage Lighting Striking Mid Century Pendant By Virden For Sale
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TIPS TO BUYING VINTAGE
WHY MY RESTORED LIGHTS ARE
A NOTE (or two) ABOUT MY
A BIT ABOUT ME
Why a BUY IT NOW instead
of a regular sale?
very pleased to offer this striking 1950s Mid-Century pendant by Virden!
Until recently, the fixture hung in a 1950s house
in Springfield, MO.
The shade is a whopping 21-inches wide, and is “gold
beaded” glass. Stunning.
In the center of the shade is an inverted brass
bowl, with a brass cone in the center, housing a prismatic lens. This is
lighted by a single bulb (there are three additional bulbs above the shade).
There is an on/off pull-chain.
Originally, the fixture was priced at $36.95. I
know, you laugh, but that was way way expensive. Virden offered beautiful
fixtures for less than half that, with only a few fixtures higher in price
(such as a crystal chandelier). This fixture was one of Virden’s most prestigious
offerings, and was it in 1955.
Wholly restored and with new sockets and wiring, this fixture is
ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!
- The brass has been
polished. It has not been lacquered.
COLOR: Brass. Gold
and white glass.
SIZE: The fixture hangs down 23-inches and is
21-inches wide. I can remove up to 8-1/2-inches of chain; I can add chain.
- The only issue
is minor. There is a small chip
to the edge of the shade.
- The porcelain
sockets, wiring, and switch are new. The exposed wire is cloth-covered
like the original.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US
will be…FREE! Yippee!
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
Top Ten (plus one)!
Some recent response (as
Seller, not Buyer!):
Ross is a total
pleasure to buy from – he's helpful and knowledgeable.
& 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!!
well-packed and GORGEOUS lights; passion and pride are apparent.
The service is
wonderful. Items exceeded expectations. Thanks!+++
fixture! Just beautiful! Fast ship, packed safely. Thank you!!
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!!!!
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
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
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.
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!
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?
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