Refurbished Vintage Antique

RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier


RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier
RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier
RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier
RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier
RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier
RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier
RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier

RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier   RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier

OWN A PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY! About the Designer: Gerald Thurston was one of the most innovative American lighting designers of the postwar era.

He was famous for his lamps and lighting fixtures, which exemplified the streamlined forms and sleek materials of the mid 20th century. His long-term work with lighting company Lightolier over the course of the 1950s and 1960s resulted in some of his most iconic lamps, which are still coveted by collectors today.

He embodied the desire to experiment with new forms and constructions that were minimal yet functional, industrial yet elegant, and, importantly, never seen before. Thurston enhanced his designs by incorporating various materials and textures. He paired bold brass, for instance, with creamy porcelain or wood grain to create lamps and lighting that served equally as sculptural installations as they did for illumination. About the Chandelier: This six branch brass with tinted amber glass shades is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in the United States by Lightolier and designed by Gerald Thurston in the period and style of Mid-Century Modernism.

Each brass stylized angled branch features a slightly tinted amber bulb shaped shade, with a brass colored mesh insert topped by a white light diffusing CAP. The center post of this chandelier is accented with a brass Sputnik styled spray using the period rod and ball construction. This light fixture retains its original brass ceiling CAP and the chain length can be adjusted to suit the ceiling height. Height: 24 in (60.96 cm)Diameter: 22 in 55.88 cm. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor wear to the bottom edges of the glass shades and some minor surface wear noted in some places to the brass finish, all consistent with age and use of this chandelier. First three photos are the actual item, last three are potential look after cleaning!
RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier   RARE VINTAGE! FAMOUS DESIGNER GERALD THURSTON! Six Branch Brass/Glass Chandelier