To accomodate 8' ceilings, I can alter many of the Victorian chain hung ceiling fixtures, like the sample below, to be flush mounted. The drop to the shade holder would then be around 12", most shades would add around 5" to that.
So you would go from a fixture with a 20" drop, like this:
to a fixture with an 12" drop, like this:
Please inquire if you need this done and I will let you know what the options are for the fixture you select.
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