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The owners of this wonderful restored grain mill wanted to do something special. The new space was wide open and needed a big statement piece. They went to EarlyElectrics.com to look for ideas and found this amazing Operay Multi-Beam. It was the first thing to move in.
Yes… we were caught like “a deer in the headlights” when we first saw pictures of this amazing chandelier. The lamp is a bouquet using 16 of our original 1915 Automobile Headlight Pendents. The lenses are all antique glass and came from early Model T Fords. Susana Simonpietri of Chango & Co. used the collection of pendents in an East Hampton beach house. The solution is brilliant and totally unexpected. I’m annoyed we didn’t think of it first.
Steve Erenberg Prop., Early Electrics LLC
This is the prettiest street lamp I have ever seen. The top is Japanned copper and still has it’s original finish as well as the porcelain connectors. The 20″ diameter shade shows an aged patina and is a rare cobalt blue enamel. The glass is a large thick glass teardrop. The total hight including glass is over 30″ tall. The details and proportions are amazing. It’s one of the best. $2800
Normally these early brass and porcelain 8 bulb lamp clusters are never seen and hidden away. They were originally used to light the inside of a very large decorative lamp. These monumental fixtures could be found in early banks, municipal buildings or train stations. For us the look of this impressive unadorned utilitarian globe is just perfect. We were lucky to find a collection of 6 matching clusters. All are restored and rewired. With 8 glowing Edison filament bulbs… this industrial rarity puts on a spectacular show. Priced individually including 8 bulbs… $750. Buy one or all 6.
Here are two spectacular pairs of Japanned copper light fixtures in excellent, working condition. I’m showing both sets because they each feature very rare blue glass globes. The bottom 2 are electrified gas lamps. They were rescued from the Lindell Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska. The hotel was built in the late 1800’s but, sadly, demolished around in 1968. The top 2 are larger early New York street lamps in copper and iron.
Gas lamps… $2200 for the pair.
Street lamps… $3200 for the pair
“Where do you find this wild stuff?” We hear that all the time and not just from customers. We hear it from many dealers we know. After all these years the items almost find us. Pictured above are two perfect examples.
Lamps: Have you ever seen lamps like these? I’m told that these lights were used as wall washers for a muralist. I’m guessing they were designed to flood even light over a large work area… whatever job that may be. Straight up and down they stand 7 foot tall and can raise to 9 foot. The lamp can also tilt and swing in all directions. It’s hard enough to find one… We have a matching pair… $1600 each
Table: This ornate scroll saw table is one of the earliest I’ve seen outside a museum. I’d guess it dates to the period around the “Industrial Revolution”-(1820-1870). The saw most likely ran on steam power with a leather belt. It’s highly decorative cast iron legs and original wood table top make this a real stand out. You just don’t see industrial mechanical furniture with this much character. The original 42 inch x 38 inch wood top has an amazing patina. It’s a look that can’t be duplicated and takes 100s of years and 1000s of hours to produce. It stands 39 inches tall. The machines wood and metal parts are all in working order. I was told that this table originally came from a foundry and was used to make the complex wooden originals used for casting iron parts… $3200
When Daniel Marc Erenberg introduced his new collection of industrial wire glass lighting it was met with rave reviews. This four light Frank Lloyd Wright inspired chandelier is our newest creation in the series. The impressive 19″ square lamp features clear antique pebbled factory glass contrasted by a blackened iron frame. We are also offering this popular lamp using a rare blue antique wire glass. The esthetic fits perfectly as a needed transition between industrial and modern styles.
This is the most spectacular milk glass lamp we have ever offered. It was exciting to find something this special. The shade is one of the largest flat shades I have ever seen. It has a 22 inch diameter and is in perfect condition. The original halo cluster has eight of the earliest porcelain sockets you can find. We rewired everything and it works perfectly. You won’t see another one like it…. $2800
If you check our previous blog listings you will see our new line of Holophane and Luxfer Prismatic pendents. The lamp pictured above is not so dainty. It takes 2 to lift and is 33″ tall with a 12″ diameter. These were originally used on radio towers, tall buildings and lighthouses. It’s heavy duty lighting with a unique character. Brought indoors their scale becomes very dramatic. It also cast an amazing soft defused glow… One only- SOLD