VINTAGE & ANTIQUE FRENCH LIGHTING

 

 

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 and glass lamp shades dating from the 1900s -1970s. 


Because loving and reusing what has already been made will help prevent new items being produced.

ORIGINAL VINTAGE LIGHTING

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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 condition (but we can rewire 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 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 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 

  • uneven shape

  • 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

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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 COMPOSITIONS

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We re-invent vintage lamp shades 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. By carefully mixing and matching vintage glass shades of different eras, colours, shapes and styles we can 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.