This particular design demonstrates both these influences in the one lamp. The three glass shades are suspended from copper cups hanging from striking arced arms.
The arms come from a central metal ring which bands ribbed orange bakelite rings from which the central pole rises. It has a small plate at the top for fixing to the ceiling. Most of the metal is brass but much of it has a copper coating, which is worn in some places. Candle shape bulbs are easiest to fit inside the shade. This is a really striking light and could be the perfect statement piece for any Mid-Century modern room.
It will need re-wiring, the old wiring is original and would probably not be safe and is missing from the pole altogether. You will need either a professional electrician or a confident DIYer to fit it. The person you have fitting it should be able to re-wire it too, if you live in the USA or other places which do not have 240 volt wiring.
If you have any concerns about safety you should get it PAT tested once installed. A marvellous gift for anyone with mid-century style decor, and an ideal prop for any Mid Century period production. It is pretty large so it will become a real feature on a lounge ceiling or would look amazing hanging over a mid-century dining table. A really wonderful decorators piece, it is absolutely magical how a statement light fitting like this can transform the whole look of a room.
In VERY GOOD vintage condition though It will need re-wiring, the old wiring is original and would probably not be safe and is missing from the pole altogether. There are other signs of age and past use including wear to the copper coating on the metal and fading of some of the red paint on the shades.
Please remember it is at least 60 years old and has been used in the past. 16" x 16" x 16 across (40 x 40 x 40 cm). 25 (63 cm) drop from ceiling. Shades - 5" Diameter x 6" Tall (13 x 15 cm).
#vintage #1950s #1960s #Kitsch #Retro #20thCentury #lounge #diningroom #lightfitting #Midcentury #Atomic #Copper #SpaceAge #UFO lighting #Sputnik #Red #Red&White. The item "Vintage 1950s Mid Century Space Age Atomic 3-Arm Red Ceiling Light FREE UK P&P" is in sale since Sunday, April 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural Antiques\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures".
The seller is "upstagedvintage" and is located in RIPON North Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.