Ebay, you are SO GOOD to me. I've been looking for a chandy like this for a few months but every time I get involved in an Ebay bidding war, it goes well over $500. I just wasn't prepared to pay that much for one of these fixtures which are inevitably chipped and in need of some TLC (plus the thrill of the bargain hunt is just too intoxicating - is that lame?) Oh, and they are NEVER "Buy it Now." Well, I happened upon this little dandy just after it was posted (as "Buy it Now" for $225, thank you very much) and it was love at first sight. I am tempted to lacquer it in fire engine red but I know myself too well and will want to change the colors in the foyer every third day. Thus, I think white or black would be the mature thing to do, which, of course, is always foremost in my mind (ahem.)
I'm sure it will look lovely right where that other fixture is, but I should probably keep that brass light so when I'm eighty-three and doing my Casapinka #19 blog and am frantically looking for a brass foyer fixture on Ebay for $10,000 I can just pull it out of storage. It all comes full circle, doesn't it? Plus, my daughter will probably think it's completely bitchin' and want it for her first pad.