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1950s Spider Chandelier

Materials: Metal chandelier made of brass parts and brass curved rods. Maroon lacquered aluminium parts and lamp socket holders. Brass and porcelain lamp sockets.

Height: 73 cm / 28.74”

Width:  80 cm / 31.49”

Electricity: 10 bulbs E14, 10 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup frosted light bulbs were used.

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This 1950s spider chandelier was probably made in several colours and sizes. More or less light bulbs, similar designs.

Chandeliers in this style (sputnik/spider) were, among others, produced by many companies around the globe. Lamps like these are usually attributed to Italian companies such as Stilnovo, Arredoluce, Arteluce and so on. This chandelier is in all probability a German one, because it was acquired there. Every German company has a series of these lamps in production at that time.

There is no label on most lamps from that period, unfortunately. It was not mandatory to mention brands and wattage’s at that time, so most manufacturers did not. Stilnovo always did. It is very rare to find a lamp from Stilnovo without a label. 

The name “Sputnik Chandelier” is usually used for lamps with arms pointing in all directions. 

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1950s Spider Chandelier - Brass & Maroon