This is a wonderful pair of American made 1930’s skyscraper pendants. They are tiered Art Deco chandeliers with white glass with fine black linear accents and stepped chrome fittings. It’s easy to see how this design was greatly influenced by the sharp look of skyscrapers. These pendants offer a sleek clean look and would be stunning alongside any midcentury pieces.
Art Deco was the style-commentator of many architectural trends in the early decades of the twentieth century. Before it culminated in the architecture of the American skyscraper, Art Deco had become an international style in art, architecture ,furniture, lighting and design. The Art Deco skyscraper in New York is this style’s most ambitious architectural aspiration. The stylistic qualities of Art Deco – in particular, tight decorative surfaces with various forms of modernistic ornament – endowed the skyscraper with a cluster of architectural images which reached back to ancient forms of design as well as forward into the modernistic esthetic.
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Creation Date: Circa 1935
Height: 36 in. (91 cm)
Diameter: 11 in. (28 cm)