The Italian chandeliers hanging in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum's main showroom are beautiful examples of 1930s art deco design.
Crafted of stained glass and hand-forged nickel, the tiered lampshades of repetitive shapes in staggered steps reflect a popular geometric art deco design of the modern era. The chandeliers, original to the building, are surviving artifacts of the Auburn Automobile Company, which displayed its production cars in grand style, class, and elegant efficiency - an opulence that remains today. Using shapes and colors from the chandeliers, these lovely etched and color-filled earrings mimic the illuminated period fixtures.
The earrings are uniquely designed and crafted for the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum by David Howell, a notable jewelry designer who works exclusively with museums across the country.