You really don't run into one of these just every day, or any day for that matter! This stunning mid-century modern yellow and gold circle capiz shells lamp is attributed to Verner Panton. The cascading lamp is 48 tall with two lights inside the three layers of dangling capiz shells. I have included lots of pictures.There is a lot of points to it's condition. Please read my full description. Over all condition: Very good for it's age. There are a total of 66 strands that are 48 long. As you can see in the pic of the wooden top of the lamp, all of the strands are present. The circles are 2 in diameter.
There are several circles missing. You can see in the pictures that the lamp originally had alternating color circles that are at the top.There are two pictures that show each side of the lamp (numbers 6 & 7). You can see in the pictures that one side is missing some of the top circles. I'm not an expert at restoring a lamp like this but replacement circles could be taken from the bottom (inside) strands and it wouldn't be as noticeable.
Hardware: There are two lights inside the lamp. One is at the top and the other dangles 27 inches below it.
The hardware is in solid condition. However, there is separation of the part that holds the bulb on the top light. The light bulbs in the pictures came with the lamp. I only kept them for the pictures to show the hardware better. It looks to be in good condition.
There is no fraying and the connections look fine at the hardware. The bright yellow cord has been cut above what would have been the on/off switch. There is no switch or plug. They can be replaced or it can easily be hardwired right into the ceiling. The existing cord is 75 long.
What to expect: Lot's of tangles! When I took my pictures, I de-tangled the front side. It wasn't until I edited the pictures that I realized that I didn't do that for what was the back side. It looks funny in the picture but the strands are all the same length and look to be relatively complete. The lamp will be double boxed.
It weighs approx 18 pounds packed. It really is a fabulous light fixture! The item "Verner Panton Capiz Shells Mid Century Cascade Chandelier Light Fixture 48" is in sale since Wednesday, April 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Ceiling Fixtures".
The seller is "kali_marcum" and is located in West Alexandria, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.
They can be replaced or it can easily be hardwired right into the ceiling.