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Large Pair of 1950s Black Metal Chandeliers by A.B. Read for Troughton & Young

$4,750.42Asking Priceper item


Six metal perforated shades are attached to a chrome plated ring with chrome plated machine joints. A brass ring holds the cords together and leads to a brass ceiling rose. These cords can be shortened 30-40 cm. The shades measure width 21 x 23 cm and height 17 cm. The shades have been re-sprayed. Designer Ab Read 1899-1973 studied metalwork at the Royal College 1919-1923. He worked for Bagnes French lighting in the 1920s and later designed this lamp for manufacturer Troughton & Young in 1948. This light was exhibited in the Festival of Britain in 1951. Read is seen as a Pioneer in Lighting design. His interest in Gropius led him to visit the Bauhaus.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.23 in. (92 cm)Diameter: 44.89 in. (114 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The chandeliers are Excellent. Wiring checked by our in-house specialist and ready for immediate use, fitted with regular bayonet bulbs.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU100155016043

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