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Period Research

The process started with extensive period research. 1920’s era Sears Catalogs available via microfilm were an invaluable resource.  The early 1920’s were an interesting transitional period in design, looking forward into Art Deco and Art Nouveau, but also backward with Arts and Crafts.   Many of the commonly available fixtures were Victorian gaslight patterns that were offered with new electric lighting source as an option.   In general, it was before any kind of integration into architectural surfaces e.g. downlights– everything is an expressed surface fixture.

Historical Research 1920's Chandeliers