The lights in our home in Joburg left a to to be desired and we put the majority of them on the rubbish heap, but I thought that this light was something quite special. While it’s not to our taste I can still appreciate how beautiful it is – I love the cut-glass inserts and the heavily ornate brass frame. There’s a similar light selling on eBay (for a whopping $290!) that’s described as 1950s Spanish – I don’t think that this light is Spanish, but I think the time period’s about right, if not a bit earlier – a lot of the fittings in our house were art deco. The cord is intertwined with chain, which isn’t that attractive, but I think it needs it for the weight of the light, plus it’s in keeping with the style of the piece.
I really hope that we can find a home for our light – it doesn’t belong in our house anymore, but I know that it will look quite beautiful in the right setting!
Note: We’ve given it a light clean, but it could probably do with a bit of Brasso and some elbow grease!
Dimensions: 21cm wide x 28cm tall/85cm tall with cord
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