VINTAGE & ANTIQUE FRENCH LIGHTING
A rejection of wasteful practices and a desire to participate in protecting the environment. A deep-rooted love for everything old and beautiful and a firm commitment to sustainable living by re-using and re-inventing items created in the past.
All these values are reflected in our Vintage Lighting Collection, which breathes new life into genuine original, mainly French vintage and antique lighting as well as individual vintage glass lamp shades dating from the 1900s -1970s, all in excellent condition.
ORIGINAL VINTAGE LIGHTING
Offered as original, thoroughly cleaned and checked pieces. In most cases, the existing wiring is still in good working order and the light will be supplied unaltered and in its original state (but we can re-wire for you at a surcharge). We do not try to conceal or touch up any blemishes for they are never detrimental to the beauty and aesthetics of the light as a whole and, in our opinion, form part of its story. The condition of each light is described in detail on its feature page. Although we only offer original vintage lighting pieces in very good to excellent condition, to some degree you should expect and accept:
tiny bubbles or inclusions within the glass
scratching, dulling or yellowing of the glass surface
small chips on shade collar (invisible under gallery)
tiny rust or other marks on metal parts
signs of wear to metal plating
VINTAGE GLASS LAMP SHADES
Genuine vintage and antique glass lamp shades of widely varying styles. Beautiful original pieces in pressed, moulded, etched, gilded, cut, marbled, painted or engraved glass, highly evocative of times past. The glass shades are available to purchase as single or multiple pieces.
VINTAGE PENDANT LIGHT COMPOSITIONS
We re-invent the shades we source to create distinctly un-minimalist, deliciously nostalgic multi-pendant lighting. The beautiful decorative features of these vintage glass shades are sublimely enhanced by the emitted light and by carefully mixing and matching vintage glass shades of different eras, colours, shapes and styles, we compose chandeliers which are at once gloriously old-fashioned and highly contemporary. We also create bespoke installations, designed to suit your specific home or corporate interior space and style.