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What does “restored” mean? That means Cindee Moore and Sherry Bockwinkel, have professionally repaired your lamp. Restoration includes cleaning, rewiring and any other necessary repairs to the lighting fixture to make it safe for use in your home. Cindee is the daughter of a firefighter and knows how important it is to wire these vintage pieces correctly. It is a service we have provided for people since 2010.
MCM table lamp sold recently for $259.00
This MCM table lamp was delivered to our shop by one of our pickers, and it was in sad shape. If you have one like this and are missing the iconic diffuser piece, stop by we have one! Cindee worked her military magic cleaning skills on the chrome – bringing it back to its original shine. She replaced the cord with a silver cord set, complimenting the look with the lamp. It’s all about the details! MCM lighting is the hottest selling period lighting right now and the prices just keep going up. We have more MCM lighting, but it doesn’t stick around long. Visit the shop to see the selection we have to offer.
Vintage six way floors lamps are restored for safe use in your home
Vintage floor lamps are our specialty. Rewiring 6-way floor lamps is not an easy task, but we have restored so many, that we make it look easy. Above are floor lamps we restored and sold. The floor lamp on the right is a custom lamp build we did for a customer. We pulled parts for the customer to approve prior to building. The marriage of vintage parts came together as if they were built together – truly a one-of-a-kind lamp that we made ready for safe use in a home.
Floor lamp creation by Cindee
This floor lamp was a custom build by Cindee and Sherry. We pulled the parts from our large selection of vintage parts to create this beauty. The shade is vintage cut glass and very heavy. We had to find a solid brass base to ensure it would safely hold the shade. The lamp is lit up with a vintage double socket pull chain assembly that includes the original vintage brass pull chains – it’s all about the details. We finished this lamp and put it on the floor for sale and it was gone very quickly.
Aladdin G30 Boudoir pair of lamps sold with vintage glass shades
Aladdin G30 pair of Alacite boudoir lamps sold with the vintage shades – the customer just loved the way the lamps looked with the shades. The glass panels on the shades were cleaned inside and out, after the brass was cleaned. The Alacite glass lamp bodies were cleaned, removing a heavy layer of nicotine. Once cleaned, the beauty of the delicate ivory color glass could be enjoyed. The brass sockets were cleaned including the push thru buttons.
Rewired Aladdin G30 Alacite glass boudoir matched pair with shades and brass finials sold for $220. The cords were replaced with ivory cord sets – as the ivory color matches the period of the lamps. This darling pair went to a new home just last week.
We sold another vintage wedding chandelier for $500 – found selling elsewhere on line for between $600-$700 and those chandeliers are not even rewired
This vintage ceiling mount wedding chandelier arrived in a box like a puzzle. Amazingly, all the pieces for the fixture were included – not a missing crystal! We first hand washed and dried each crystal prism. Our secret is we use Mrs. Stewarts Bluing and we start by dipping them in a warm sudsy bath then three warm water baths to remove all residue from the cleaning agent. We hand dry each one as we do not want them to air dry as that damages the brass pins that are used to attach the crystals. If you want your crystal prisms to shine, try our trick. It is time consuming, but those of us who love bling, this will certainly add lots of bling to your crystal or glass prisms.
The above vintage wedding chandelier was made in Italy in the 30’s and the crystal prisms have a brilliance like none made today. Old crystal prisms are true treasures because they cannot be replicated. The chandelier came together quickly and easily and sold within days of being displayed in the store. Most of the time we have a buyer for these before we put them on the floor. So if you have been on the hunt for one of these and have failed, let us know – happy to find one for you.
Aladdin G25 pair found a new home
The Aladdin G25 boudoir lamps are a delicate design with a spindle body that is hollow for the cord to go through. Earlier lamps have cords that go on the outside of the body of the lamp. The old formula Alacite glows bright green when lit with a black light. The base is small, just 3.5″ and stand just 16.5″ tall. The shades are a very rare, matched pair, original Aladdin shades. They shades take on two different looks with the light on and off – stunning combination – surely a “pair-of-a-kind.” Shades like these cannot be duplicated these days – people try, but nothing matches the quality of these shades made in the 40’s.
When these lamps were found, they were tucked away on the shelf of an Aladdin collector. They gathered dust but were not used – what a find! Notice the push thru sockets – they are the rare kind that have red on one side of the button and black on the other. The interiors of the sockets are made of copper, the ones manufactured today do not come close to the quality of these sockets, so we refurbish them. Valuable lamps and shades should use LED bulbs only. After trying various levels of brightness – we found that the 4.5 watt LED (40 watt equivalent) made the shades look the best. These lamps are for mood lighting only, so selecting just the right output of light (lumens) is important to the overall look. The bulb size is A19 – which is also important as that size ensures the shades fit correctly. Another Aladdin boudoir pair of vintage lamps found a new home this month.
Wedding Chandelier just sold for $500
Vintage ceiling mount wedding chandeliers are timeless treasures that we are always on the hunt for and each one is distinctly different. This one in truly stunning. Over the years we have restored many for customers – recently finding and selling a couple. Finding these small chandeliers is the hard part. Rewiring them is the tricky part as finding the right vintage sockets to match the period of the piece is so important. Oftentimes these pieces from the 30’s have been rewired, or an attempt has been made, resulting in the loss of the original socket. Not to worry, we have a stash for our clients. Maintaining the integrity of the piece with appropriate vintage parts is all part of the service we provide. Visiting our iconic purple building at 1524 Tacoma Avenue S can provide clients a close inspection of the outstanding quality of the merchandise in the shop for sale. Some pieces need to be restored yet, not to worry – that can be done in a couple of weeks. This particular crystal chandelier was made in Sweden. The crystals shine brilliantly because they are very old and older crystals contain more lead, making them shine brighter than newer crystal prisms.