Celestial Light Fixture

Unusual American wrought iron and bronze light fixture in the form of a globe with Zodiac ring in pierced bronze probably designed by Cass Gilbert and made for the Hartford CT based department store G. Fox and Co, circa 1918. The original store was destroyed by fire in 1916 and its replacement, designed by Gilbert, opened in 1918. This light was removed after a later remodeling and remained in the collection of the granddaughter of the founder, Beatrice Fox Auerbach. Can be used as shown, or wall or ceiling mounted. Can also hold a 24" diameter glass globe

37 in.
35 in.
37 in.

Circa 1918