Large hanging pendant light, any ideas of date, maker, value?

lminxJuly 17, 2010

We found this large pendant light in a barn on the property we bought. It was in storage and we don't know anything about it. It is wired for electricity. The barn was built in 1880, but many people have lived here, over the years. It resembles Eames Era, and Hollywood Regency, but might just be junk!! Anybody have any ideas? Can't find any replicas on the internet. Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52136762@N02/

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DavidR

It looks something like the swag lights that are in the bathrooms of a rental duplex I own, except those have clear globes. The duplex was built in the late 1970s.

I can't see the cord too clearly, but it looks like standard thermoplastic zip cord, which also suggests a date not much more than 30-40 years ago.

The red globe does seem unusual, though. Others may have better ideas.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2010 at 11:17AM
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cienza

My Aunt Marian had two of these in her living room. I loved them. As a 3 or 4 yr old child, I can remember digging my toes into her white flokati supershag rug, my hair tangled up in the blood red velvet drapery, staring up at the velvet bullfighter paintings on either side above the white vinyl foldout couch. I thought those lamps were where the tomatos came from to make her meatball sauce. (They were the same color). Man, I miss those meatballs! Her house was so cool!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2010 at 10:49PM
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lminx

Thanks for your input. Cienza, how old was Aunt Marion? What was the year?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2010 at 5:44PM
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roadbike

The base and globe design make me think it is 10 years older - early 1970's.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 3:03PM
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sunnyflies

It could be a lot older. I've seen a number of red glass antique hanging lamps come up at auction. You might email a picture of it to an appraiser, antique dealer or auction house after calling to ask for their expertise.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 11:54PM
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housavvy

I would guess older from the pics, but I'm curious to see what the socket and connections look like. It may be from the 70's or 80's as some have said.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 9:55AM
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