This Progress Lighting mid-century modern chandelier ceiling fixture is equal parts traditional and space age. The five-arm light fixture is made of shiny chrome tubular steel and holds clear glass globe hurricane shades. The arms swoop downward and sharply upward to a vertical position. Large chrome cylinders house the bulb sockets and hold the shades snugly in position. The fixture is hung by a 21-inch silver swag lamp style chain (links can be removed to shorten the fixture height). It’s a classy blend of traditional and modern, perfect for the dining room or entryway, but would make a bold statement in the living room, too. This mid-century modern chandelier was restored to excellent cosmetic condition with chrome polish, ultra-fine steel wool and old-fashioned elbow grease.
Along with Lightolier and Moe Light / Thomas Industries, Progress Lighting is one of the great American lighting manufacturers of the 1950s-1970s. They have been around since 1906 and are still a major manufacturer of residential and commercial lighting. We are longtime collectors of vintage Progress Lighting fixtures. I think they had a facility in Atlanta, which may explain why we’ve been able to come across so many. Progress doesn’t have quite the same name recognition among mid-century modern enthusiasts as the other aforementioned companies, but they are more than deserving of it.