Given the period of The Tenement there are quite a few items I am unable to purchase. It's later than Tudor but not as grand as Queen Anne so inevitably I've had to create some things myself. One of those things was a light fitting. Nothing I'd seen remotely resembled the original and it had to be of that specific style. So this is how I did it.............
This item only needs three components. A roll of electrical solder, coffee stirrers and two bulb fitments with wires attached.
Using a picture of the original as a guide, I cut and glued the stirrer into the required shape then cut the solder into the relevant sized pieces. This is quite easy to do. It was then just a matter of shaping the pieces to resemble the twirls and swirls in the picture. They were glued to the frame with Super Glue. I also added a tiny little shelf affair to hold the bulbs. The whole assembled piece was then sprayed matt black.
When dry I made two little holes in the shelf to take the light fittings. These are not glued in (just in case!) but they stand up quite well by themselves. I then used a black marker to give the effect of them being in a little holder.
A plug on the wires, and there you have it - one light fitting!