I love interesting lighting. For me it's the jewelry in a room. This ship chandelier comes across my path now and again, and I am amazed at the flexibility with which it easily resides in any room or period.
There are antique versions, upwards of $30,000.00 in the manner of 1930's French designer, Maison Baugès all the way down to a small fixture brought to you by Pottery Barn kids. Talk about a high/low.
It's quirky and charming, elegant but at the same time fun. It makes a statement, but it can be subtle as well. It's a very complex little fixture.
You would think you would see it more in a home by the sea, but not so. I like the pairing of the crystal ship fixture in the rooms painted dark where it shows best and really sets a mood.
I often see them on 1st dibs, varying in size and look from bow to stern, but each displaying the characteristics that make it a swimming choice. Is this something you could see living with?
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