Wednesday, August 24, 2016

selling off

Pittsburgh is not overly large, nor does it particularly care about it's history.  And its people, by and large, are not super enamoured with antiques.  While these things sadden me, they also make it possible for me to obtain lots of stuff that I couldn't otherwise afford.  Some of this stuff, as it turns out, I don't need.  And although it's fun for me to take them out of their packing and pet them sometimes, I'd much rather they be used and appreciated.  To that end, when we head to NYC this week to see the Dresden Dolls (tickets to which were my mother's day present) I'm planning on bringing some of my lighting to sell.  I desperately need money for the porch, so this must happen.

Off to the big city is a pair of Tudor Revival 5 light chandeliers, with their original bronze and iron finish.



And sure, while those are pretty spiffy they can't hold a candle to my set of 15 aluminum Art Deco slip shade fixtures.  



The coolest pull chain switch ever, just fyi...





And yes, by set I mean a matched set, including one 5 light chandelier, 3 two light drop fixtures, 3 two light flush mount fixtures and 8 single shade sconces (obviously, I have all the shades as well, but they are meticulously wrapped and stashed away).  The pictures clearly don't do them justice, but this isn't ebay is it?

I'm not in the habit of using this blog as a platform for selling, but I post these here because I KNOW no salvage yard will give a hoot about keeping the set together.  But, it's important to me.  So, if any of you dear readers feel that you must have either set, do let me know.  Obviously, rewiring and some paint stripping will be required...  And don't forget, the deco fixtures are famous, as they're the ones that were rented for The Last Witchhunter (I'll ask them to keep their egos in check).  And if you know of any other contractors that buy a house just for its huge garage and can't get rid of its pink fixtures fast enough, send them my way.

8 comments:

  1. You have some beautiful lights. Sadly, it's too late for us to be interested. I hope you find good homes for them.

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    1. Things are looking promising, but we'll see...

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  2. I love the art deco shades. Unfortunately I had a compulsion to buy light shades awhile back and now I need about twice as many rooms as I have to use them all.

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    1. I've decided you can never have too many, just switch them out as your decor changes!

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  3. Wow, those are some beautiful slip shade fixtures! I've never owned a home they'd look right in, but they are lovely pieces.

    I also have a bunch of extra light fixtures I need to sell. I spent a while collecting matching period-appropriate pan fixtures for our house, then found a key one for the dining room in a slightly different style, and subsequently fracked down enough mates for it for the rest of the house. Now I have an unneeded matching set, and like you, I really want to sell them together. It's a bit irrational, but I feel like my months of scouring eBay and salvage stores should go to some good use.

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    1. I don't have a home they look right in either, it hasn't stopped me from wanting to use them all over the place. As for selling, I feel the same way - it would be easy to sell them off on ebay, but it would do the world a great disservice.

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