American Chandelier

An interesting shade constructed with colonial style came (v-topped).

According to Paul Crist, the came is likely to be zinc instead of lead. He adds "That came and competent technical workmanship almost certainly point to one of the competent Chicago Arts & Crafts window studios- such as Flannagan & Biedenwig, Linden, Healy & Millet, McCully and Miles, Giannini & Hilgard, etc.

Unfortunately, shades were only a sideline to these companies and documentary evidence as to what they produced is sparse.

These folded cames were a Chicago area phenomenon and used almost nowhere else, so we at least know this shade came out of Chicago.".

 

 

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