Rare Silvered Glass Wall Scones By Pittsburgh Reflector Company
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A wonderful run of rare mercury glass shades manufactured by the "Pittsburgh Refectory Company" in the United States circa 1940.
Mounted on aged brass swan neck brackets which can be adjusted vertically to allow the shades to direct light in a number of direction depending on application.
Identified from our 1937 brochure the shades were knows item Permaflector No P- 75 and were designed for indirect lighting for coves where concentrated distribution was required and also for lighting wall signage and boards.
The silvered glass reflector show wonderful aging to the mirror glass which only exaggerates the beautiful lighting affect produced by these vintage glass shades.
The original makers labels are only partly intact with snippets of the original Pittsburgh Reflector Co emblem.
Amazing vintage wall sconces that ooze quality and will add a touch of vintage charm and elegance to any interior design.
About Vintage Mercury Glass Shades
Vintage mercury glass reflective light shades are a type of lighting accessory that were popular during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Mercury glass, also known as silvered glass or mirror glass, is a double-walled glass that has a silvery reflective coating on the inside. It was initially developed as a less expensive alternative to silver mirrors.
These reflective light shades were commonly used in gas or oil lamps, chandeliers, and other lighting fixtures. The mercury glass coating on the inside of the shade gave it a unique and beautiful reflective quality, creating an enchanting and shimmering effect when the light was turned on. The shades were often designed with intricate patterns, etchings, or embossments that further enhanced their aesthetic appeal.
Mercury glass shades were particularly popular during the Victorian and Art Nouveau periods, adding a touch of elegance and luxury to interior spaces. The shades came in various shapes and sizes, including globes, bell-shaped, cone-shaped, or scalloped designs, allowing for different lighting effects and ambiance.
Overall, vintage mercury glass reflective light shades are sought after by collectors and enthusiasts for their historical significance, craftsmanship, and unique lighting effects. They continue to be valued as decorative pieces that add a touch of nostalgia and charm to vintage-inspired or period interior designs.
12 watts LED
Height with shade down
Protrusion with shade down
Height with shade up
Protrusion with shade up
175mm L x 170mm W x 80mm H
Material / Colour
Glass, Brass, Silver, Brown
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Our original items are reclaimed from industrial settings between the early 1900’s up to the 1970’s and due to the nature of their original life most of our product have received wear and tear which as a result have created the wonderful individual character of our pieces. The pictures of our products are potentially sample pieces from a run or batch of products and we have tried our upmost to offer a true reflection of the product you will receive. However due to the nature and age of the products there will be variations between individual pieces, if you require more information on the condition of specific pieces please get in touch via our contact page.