Scroll to see over seventy hanging French Art Deco and Art Nouveau lights and chandeliers (additional photos are available for most of them). A brief description follows each picture; most have been fully restored and rewired (meaning that they've been totally disassembled, replated in brushed nickel, "antiqued" to avoid that Born Yesterday look, reassembled and outfitted with new American sockets and wire) and are ready to hang and "light up your life!" If you look around the web at comparable quality French Art Deco chandeliers and light fixtures, you'll notice that my prices are reasonable in the extreme; they're a mere shadow of what they were when I exhibited them in my San Francisco showroom (now closed) or on 1stdibs.com, where I showed for four years. What you can't really see is how carefully/compulsively these items have been restored, how MY renovation work makes others' look, well, "wanting." In most instances these lights are in better condition than when they were brand new, nearly a hundred years ago (primarily because modern plating is superior by far, believe it or not)!

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(1) Just shot out of Jack's Restoration Cannon (and a formidable job it was!), this spare, elegant beauty takes me to the world of ballet -- instead of "red shoes," here it's opal glass shades, but no less intoxicating. Several of the shades have cracks and several have chips, but if you keep the wattage at or below 25 watts each, there won't be any problems; the beauty of the fixture certainly isn't compromised. It measures about 24 inches across and hangs down, with chain, at 40 inches as seen, but that can be reduced to 27 (minimum). Additional pix are available! $2195

 

(2) Halfway out of Jack's Restoration Cannon, this substantial 5-light (one shade's mostly hidden behind the central element in this photo) two-tone solid brass fixture has PRESENCE! It measures about 29 inches across and with all the (original) antique chain I have, a maximum of 33 inches long. The patina-of-the-ages is certainly not "perfect" (by any stretch), but it lends a lovely antique quality to the piece. Light gathers in the clear teardrop-like elements surrounding the glass shades. Ooooo... $2200 all wired up and ready to hang, or $1800 if you want to do that yourself! More photos are available.

 

(2a) Looking for all the world like Daum, but ... not being Daum! On the other hand, lovely to behold, and appreciably larger than many bowls, at 17 1/2 inches across; hand or mold blown to boot, with polished pontil on the bottom. The original antique chain and canopy are equally fetching, non? As shown it hangs down 21 inches, but of course some links can be removed if you want it closer to the ceiling. With one socket in the center, $1195.

 

(3) Here's a spell-binder, a sun-burst French Art Deco chandelier sporting six Ezan opalescent shades! Opalescent shades look fabulous lit, when their rich, warm gold tones are accentuated. Their "hint of blue" colors round out a dazzling presence (can you tell they're my favorites?!!). This fixture measures 26 1/2 wide (the shades are 8 inches in diameter themselves) and 32 long (additional pictures are available). Fully restored, $2875.

 

(4) A French Art Deco chandelier featuring a stylized leaf motif, with original glass (signed) by Degué. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 33" long, 26" across. $2985.

 

(5) Here's another perfect example of why I shop in La Belle France -- creative design and whimsy! Four 6" diameter, subtlely decorated (in the Deco style) globes with "rope" supports and ornate canopy and shade holders! Love (and red wine) made this Subaru! It hangs a total of 30 inches and the diameter is about 16. Spectacular! $2250

 

(6) A rare French Art Deco chandelier with a single piece of molded glass by Des Hanots. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 29" long, 17" across. $2485.

 

(7) A French Art Deco chandelier in the elegant, high style of the master designer and fabricator Jacques Emile Ruhlmann, with mottled glass shades (probably Schneider). Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 34" long, 20" across. (The shades have possibly been replaced with similar but slightly larger shades.) $2650.

 

(8) A long, classic French Art Deco chandelier probably by Des Hanots, with six large "slip" shades and three matching "tulipes." Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 40" long, 21" across. $3395.

 

(9) An impressive French Art Deco chandelier featuring stylized floral motifs, with its oiginal nickel finish (in very good condition), over solid brass. Outfitted with American candelabra sockets, rewired. About 38" long (which can be shortened), 27" across. $2475.

 

(10) A captivating asymmetrical French Art Deco three-light chandelier with unique, decorated hexagonal shades, pyramiding bottoms. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 26" long, 17" across. $1950.

 

(11) A sparingly-designed French Art Deco/Moderne chandelier with ribbed ball shades of mottled glass. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. (The shades have possibly been replaced with more bowl-shaped glass shades.) About 32" long, 21" across. $1895.

 

(12) A very special "Deco lady" French chandelier with unusually high-quality molded glass. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 35" long, 32" across.

SOLD to Nick!

 

(13) A French chandelier from the 40s or early 50s, of wood, copper, and chromed brass. The chrome finish is original and in excellent condition. Fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 32" long, 26" across. (These shades may have been replaced with similar shades.) $1650.

 

(14) A classic four-light French Art Deco wrought iron chandelier with unsigned but very high quality glass. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over wrought iron), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 32" long, 20" across. $1875.

 

(15) An usually configured, intriguing Art Deco four-light with high quality glass shades. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 23" long, 16" across. $1750.

 

(16) Another rare configuration with very special shades. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel and with copper-plated accents (all over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 27" long, 21" across. $1975

 

(17) A sensuous six-light French Art Deco fixture with signed Ros shades. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 30" long, 21" across. $2475.

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(18) Probably bronze (judging by the impressive weight), with its original chrome plating, in very good condition; heavy, larger-than-normal shades of Degué caliber. Fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 30" long, 20" across. $1775.

 

(19) Signed Degué, with three very large "slip" shades and three "tulipes" in the Art Deco stylized rose motif. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 31" long, 23" across. $2685.

 

(20) A particularly rare (signed) small Degué shade with geometric patterns and fruit on the bottom. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with one American candelabra socket, and rewired. About 20" long, 6" across, suitable for an entryway, hallway, or small room. $1195.

 

(21) A French Moderne fixture with a pyramiding frosted shade of very high quality. The shaft is wood, painted with aluminum-colored paint to match the metal. Disassembled, fitted with an American porcelain socket, and rewired. About 27" long, 10" across. $675.

 

(22) All-original, blown glass Murano "harp" fixture with brass fittings. Rewired and fitted with an American socket. About 24" long, 13" across. $1475.

 

(23) Atelier Petitot created this French Moderne wonder. The original chrome plating is in excellent condition, having been cleaned and polished. The fixture has been fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 29" long, 25" across. $2775.

 

(24) A masterpiece of detail from the ornate realm of French Art Deco. The original nickel plating (over brass) has been cleaned and rejeuvenated. The ultra-rare shades are signed d'Avesn, the master French glass designer and maker who began his career working and designing for René Lalique. Fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 38" long, 23" across.

SOLD to Nick!

 

(25) An all-original geometric French Art Deco chandelier by the renowned firm of Hettier-Vincent. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 23" long, 18" across. $2750.

 

(26) Over a hundred years old, this gilt-bronze Art Nouveau-influenced French chandelier sports American hand-blown (signed) Lustre Art shades, "calcite" with gold aurene interiors which glow a lusty gold when lit at night. Pardon me, but how sexy! The fixture itself was made in Francee anywhere between 1890 and 1910. How complex, asymmetrical, playful! It hangs 35 inches long and is about 26 in diameter. Just $2675! (Why Jack, aren't the shades worth at least... by themselves??!!!)

 

(27) An acid cut-back, hand-blown, 40-centimeter Le Verre Francais lighting bowl with its original hand-wrought iron hardware, in the "Mirettes" pattern. About 17" across; the length of about 35" can be shortened by taking out as much of the chain as you wish. $3550

 

(28) Signed Schneider art glass shades and a geometric wrought iron fixture with its original dark patina. Fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 28" long, 17" across. $1295.

 

(29) Another solidly geometric wrought iron Art Deco fixture with newly installed glass with a textured surface similar to that of the hammered wrought iron; the dark patina is original and in excellent condition. Rewired and fitted with American sockets. About 30" long, 18" across. $1550.

 

(30) A French Art Deco cast iron fixture with its original verdigris patina and a frosted glass tube, particularly well suited for an outside porch or entryway. Rewired and fitted with an American socket. About 25" long, 10" across. $695.

 

(31) A three-level hallway or entry fixture. The original chrome (over brass) in so-so condition, the shades with slight differences and minor chips. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. About 28" long, 9" across. $385.

 

(32) A blazing "end of day" glass bowl and shades typically associated with 1930s Czech production (but probably French). Disassembled, cleaned and polished, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 28" long, 26" across. $1775.

 

(33) A forties "fantasy" piece featuring four stylized dolphins, in copper and brass, with a peach glass Maynadier shade of 40cm diameter. Fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 21" long, 17" across. $1850.

 

(34) A three-light fixture in the manner of Boretti, the notable Lyonnaise Art Deco lighting manufacturer, with its original nickel plating and two-tone acid patina. Fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 34" long, 24" across. $1450.

 

(35) An unsigned, 1915 vintage art hand-blown glass, wrought iron fixture in the manner of Muller or Noverdy or Degué. Fitted with American candelabra sockets and rewired. About 32" long, 26" across. $1950.

 

(36) A solid brass French Art Deco fixture with its original nickel plating in very good condition. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. About 19" long, 15" across. $985.

 

(37) A formal French fixture consisting of a solid brass canopy supporting, with rope, a ribbed, three-sided brass shade holder, with shades by the Parisien firm of Donna (unsigned). Fitted with American candelabra sockets and rewired. About 31" long, 15" across. $695.

 

(38) A spare, graceful wrought iron fixture, Ca. 1930. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. The frosted shades pictured above have been replaced with 3-color art glass shades by Delatte. About 27" long, 18" across. $1150.

 

 

(39) From the Nature-loving French, a (possibly) bronze (or at least solid brass) fixture with leaves and thistles, in its original nickel finish. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. The bulbs are new and easily replaced; they are candelabra-based 7-watt bulbs encased in a hand-blown decorative "sleeve." About 34" long, 13" across. $1585.

 

(40) A powerfully designed, classic Art Deco geometric design by the famed Hettier-Vincent company, with its original bronze patina in excellent condition. The fiery opalescent shades are from a later time, late 30s or possibly even 40s, gloriously designed and with fitting gravitas for their new home. Rewired, fitted with American candelabra sockets. About 28" long, 22" across. $2475.

 

(41) A striking French Art Moderne 5-light fixture. Disassembled, replated in polished chrome (over solid brass), and fitted with American candelabra sockets; rewired. About 23" long, 28" across. $1975.

 

(43) One of a matching pair of 1910-vintage solid brass French fixtures with their original hand-blown opalescent shades (some minor chips and fissures). Rewired, fitted with American candelabra sockets. About 25" long, 26" across. $975 each, $1950 the pair.

 

(44) An Art Moderne fixture with its acid-etched, frosted disc shade, in its original chrome finish (the bottom piece re-chromed). Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. About 14" long, 24" across. $765.

 

(45) A large French Art Deco/Moderne fixture with six opalescent shades having blue and gold tones when lit. The original two-tone patina of the metal (solid brass with its original nickel finish) is in good condition. Needs re-wiring. Can be lengthened or shortened from the 36" as shown by adding or subtracting chain links; 32" across. $2300 as is, $2800 rewired.

 

(46) A fanciful, theatrical Art Deco/Moderne six-arm fixture with matching mottled glass central shaft, which lights from inside, in addition to the six surrounding globes, which are by Schneider (unsigned). With its original chrome (over brass) finish (with some losses); fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. One arm has a soldered repair. About 31" long, 30" wide. $2300.

 

(47) An unusual alabaster shade with four decorative antique brass chain supports (there are typically just three). The alabaster has a large "dimple" on the bottom for additional visual appeal. Fitted with American candelabra sockets and rewired. About 26" long as shown (chains can be shortened); 14" across. $1375.

 

(48) A 1940s bronze-patinated brass fixture with period gold-rimmed shades, with an undulating design on the underside of the arms. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. About 24" long (chain can be shortened, possibly lengthened), 29" across.

SOLD!!

 

 

(50) An unrestored copper and peach glass French Art Moderne fixture in the design manner of Petitot; needs rewiring. About 30" long, 29" across. As is, $1400; rewired, $2000.

 

(51) An unrestored 1910-vintage French wrought iron fixture with its original art glass shade in the manner of Schneider. Originally, the "pods" probably contained small European sockets. About 43" long, 25" across. Needs rewiring.

SOLD!!

 

(52) A long, well-worked French wrought iron fixture with signed Schneider mottled white and orange art glass shades. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. Mica has been cut and molded to fit into the center element, which hides two small sockets.) About 38" long, 19" across. $2450.

 

(53) An Art Nouveau-era solid brass fixture with colorful, signed Muller art glass shades. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. About 31" long, 23" across. $1675.

 

(54) A massive, hand-wrought iron fixture with its original nickel finish and Noverdy glass, attributed to the noted ferronnier Henri Fournet. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. About 31" long, 28" across. $2800.

 

(55) An Art Nouveau-era gilded brass chandelier with lead crystal glass shades in the manner of Baccarat or Val St. Lambert. Unrestored, needs rewiring. About 32" long, 26" across. As is, $1950. Rewired, $2800.

 

(56) A nickel-plated (original finish, original glass) wrought iron chandelier with signed art glass by Degué, including a large 40-centimeter bowl. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. It hangs down about 26 inches and is about 23" across. $2375.

 

(57) Gilded brass or bronze, a Louis Quatorze-style design of paramount quality, with unique, hand-blown shades. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. It's long, about 38 inches, and about 28" across. $2600.

 

(58) Almost identical to item # 14, just slight variations insofar as the metal is concerned. About 32" long, 20" across. $1675.

 

(59) One of a pair of American nickel-plated fitters (Ca. 1910) with particularly large French Art Deco shades of singular quality. Rewired, fit ted with standard-based porcelain sockets. About 10" long, 5" across. $575 each, $1150 the pair.

 

(60) A French Art Deco flush-mount fixture with acid-etched glass panels. Fitted with a standard-based American socket, rewired. About 12" long, 9" across. $825.

 

(61) A German "spritzdekor" light fixture from around 1930, with its original bronze fitter, polished and lacquered. Rewired and fitted with an American socket. About 20" long, 11" across. $675.

 

(62) A French brass Art Nouveau fixture, Ca. 1900, with three signed Croismare (Muller) hand-blown vibrant art glass shades. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. About 14" long, 23" across. $925.

 

(63) A fully restored French Art Deco chandelier by one of the famous Lyonnaise lighting manufacturers, with frosted glass panels. Disassembled, replated in brushed nickel (over solid brass), antiqued, fitted with American candelabra sockets, and rewired. About 24" long, 18" across.

SOLD!!

 

(64) This small French fixture (replated in polished nickel) holds a classic American 20s or 30s faceted crackle glass shade of the type associated with Frankart lamps. It hangs down about 8 inches total. $435.

 

(65) A 1940s French opalescent glass fixture, rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. It hangs down about 14 inches. $875.

 

(66) A bronze-patinated solid brass French chandelier, Ca. 1920, with four American Handel-like stained glass shades. Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. About 28" long, 22" across. $1675.

 

(67) What self-respecting francophile could resist a light with three goat heads and a spread-winged eagle?! With its original wheel-cut and frosted egg-shaped glass shade, not to mention a lovely antique patina on the solid brass fittings. Hanging 22 inches long as shown (chain can be added to make it longer, but it can't be shorter). $1275.

 

(68) Here's a trés speciale rarity -- a pink, eight-sided (well, four biggies and four minis) signed Degué bowl with wondrous Modernist design elements and its original pink-colored cordelier and rosettes. The canopy has a brushed nickel finish. Fitted with one American standard socket. Hanging about 22 inches long, 14 1/4 across the square sides. $975.

 

(69) Three splendid, hand-blown American signed Quezal "calcite" art glass shades with gold aurene interiors adorn this fanciful, ornate 1910-vintage French solid brass chandelier, its original gold finish now largely having succumbed to Father Time's forces (all the more glorious for the true antique fancier!). Rewired and fitted with American candelabra sockets. Hanging about 29 inches long, 22 across. $2875.

 

(70) Here's my latest creation -- a gloriously beautiful flaired alabaster bowl -- natural stone!! -- with subtle but eye-catching veining on this one side (the rest is fairly plain, although some of the stone has a quartz-like appearance). I've lovingly restored it to perfection (it's smoother than Baby's bottom) and added my special hanging apparatus (brushed nickel tubes and canopy). It hangs down about 17 inches and is 13 3/4 across, perfect for a "modern ceiling" (For $100 extra I'll create an apparatus than will hang it to your custom length, and you can choose whichever canopy you prefer from the first two pictures on this page.) One bulb in the middle gives it a nice uniform glow. Don't let the camera fool you, the stone is white with gray and black veining. $1875.

 

(71) This spare French wrought iron light showcases the gorgeous, hand-blown art glass (all signed Schneider) that adorns it, and wasn't that just the intention of the makers? Rewired, fitted with American candelabra sockets, ready to add rich ambience to your room... It measures 26 in diameter and hangs about 28 inches long. $1775.

 

(72) Something special for that child of yours who feels so materially neglected? Or... for your inner child who was, in fact, neglected all those years? Take it back! This gem will delight its new owner morning, noon, and night, guaranteed! French, of course, but totally rewired and outfitted by The Master. It's 8 inches across and hangs down about 26. Just $1095.

 

(73) Oh, yeah! Probably Hettier-Vincent (an entirely superior company), with truly "stunning" -- ouch, I'm stunned -- design and weight, quality up the ying-yang. It hangs down about 26 inches as shown and is about 6" square. What a hunk!! $1475 and you'll wish there were two, or three of them! I sure do...

 

(74) Ultra-rare gold and iridescent shades lend such an air of elegance to this French 1910-ish solid brass wonder. The embellishments give the appearance of licking flames... YUM! It hangs down around 25 inches as you see it. Rewired and all that business, of course! $1195.

 

(75) For the Sophisticated Collector -- a Wrought Iron Piguet Chandelier!
Charles Piguet practiced his craft in Lyon, France, and was one of the most distinguished wrought iron artists/craftsmen there in the 1920s.  In fact, his work appeared at the 1925 Paris Exhibition alongside that of the Parisien greats like Edgar Brandt and Paul Kiss.  What a rarity to have this extraordinary (signed) piece, the only one I have had the privilege to garner from the Mother Lode, La Belle France. Do I really need to say anything about that INSANELY decorative "canopy?!" The entire affair goes up against the ceiling, for a visual treat sans pareille. And, not to worry, the fixture hangs quite straight, the crookedness here is just the result of my photography. Dimensions: 21 x 21 x 38; only $2350!

 

(76) This is one of the more unusual pieces that I've hauled out of France, where the appreciation level is, well, not quite up to ours.  But then, they have seen and lived with these things kicking around for decades, if not centuries, n'est-ce pas?!  At any rate, this piece of molded glass, besides its highly unusual and bizarre color, features four owl-like creatures whose eyes cleverly serve double-duty as fastening/hanging devices.  Zut alors!  Wouldn't it be perfect in your library, or dungeon?  I've fitted it with two American candelabra sockets, each capable of hosting a 60 watt bulb. Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 28; just $965!

 

(78) Departed French Art Deco designers deliver, this time, a sparkling glass beauty with alternating clear and frosted aspects, featuring ziggurats and sunbursts. It measues 12 inches long by 10 wide, and can take any size bulb you wish to employ. The chrome-plated mounting device fastens flush against the ceiling. $1195.

 

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