1930s-1950s white, orange and green marbled flycatcher hanging glass light shade
1930s-1950s white, orange and green marbled flycatcher hanging glass light shade.
Affectionately known as ‘flycatchers’, these hanging glass bowl ceiling light shades became popular during the 1920s through to the 1950s.
The attractive shape and subtle greens and oranges make this light a good choice for both a contemporary or a Mid-century Modern interior.
The green and orange marbling looks as good lit or unlit. The marbling is unique and no two flycatchers are identical.
I have carefully restored this salvaged light to its former glory and fitted it with new antique brass components; chains, glass bowl hooks, 3-hook ceiling fitting and lamp holder. It has a new wooden pattress and is fitted with a green fabric flex. The original decorative bowl hooks have been lovingly restored. The ES (E27) lampholder has been PAT tested for safety.
Each one is original and has been used, showing normal signs of wear and tear.
This Flycatcher ceiling light comes with everything you need to easily convert your existing ceiling fitting. Wiring should be carried out by a qualified electrician.
The wooden pattress is supplied in plain varnished pine and can be painted to suit your ceiling colour or contrast with it. I like both.
The flycatcher is fixed to the ceiling with a circular 3 hook ceiling rose and is supported by 3 chains. The height of the flycatcher can be adjusted when fitting by removing a number links from the chains (I suggest no more than 2 to 3 links).
1. The wooden pattress should be securely fitted to the ceiling by a qualified electrician..
2. Wiring of the 3-hook ceiling plate and lamp holder should be carried out by a qualified electrician. Please Note: The 3-hook ceiling plate will need to be earthed using the supplied earth tag.
3. The bulb should not touch the bowl (approx 5cm away) and cable should be secured by tightening the cord grip.
This 1930s-1950s white, orange and green marbled flycatcher comes complete with a 12w LED (Dimmable) bulb.
Chain to ceiling: 45cm
Cable: Green fabric covered
All dimensions are approximate.
All prices include careful packing and delivery to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. For international deliveries please contact me for shipping rates.
It’s a Light uses new electrical components for its lighting which comply with all current UK and EU legislation.
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