How We Restore Historical Lighting
Early 20th c. German
Copper, glass, shell, steel, porcelain, electrical components
This lamp arrived with the base and column bent and dented. A hand cut disc of polished shell was missing, and the hanging bead skirt was so dirty we thought the leaded glass beads were made of Hematite. The electrical system was European, and parts of the old, custom designed switch were in pieces.
We disassembled the entire lamp including the original electrical switch, replaced missing and worn parts with custom fit parts, corrected dented and distorted parts, cleaned and balanced the surface finishes and reassembled the lamp.