I am completely obsessed with mid 20th century French tolewear chandeliers. These darling objects are, for me, the ultimate in vintage shabby chic heaven!
Tolewear is a production process were by paint is applied, then laquered in the Japaned method to tin or thin steel and has been used since the 18th century on a range of items from kitchenalia, serving trays, hat boxes and decorative items but I particulary love chandeliers made in the 1950s and 1960s.
Here are a selection of chandeliers currently on sale on-line that I am coveting at present.
This beauty is available at La Belle Etoffe for £245.00 as is this stunner below for £375.oo.
The following pair of simply gorgeous chandeliers are available from one of my favourite places to find stunning French homewear, French Finds , and are a bargin at £525.00.
This peach is available also from French Finds at £325.oo
Or how about these delightfully cheerful chandliers on offer on Ebay now for £420.00? Yes please!
Ebay has a good selection available most of the time, and you can always find several on my watch list at any one time, you can pick up some bargains on auction from about £50.00 not including p & p, but you will usually need to get a qualified electrician to check it over or re-wire it for you before use to be on the safe side. Just search Vintage Tolewear in the lighting category and bob’s your uncle!
Happy Tuesday, Sadie xx