This antique pleated lampshade liner was damaged and needed replaced. The pleated lampshade cover was fragile and delicate, but a museum quality piece.
Because the pleated cover was so sheer, there was a liner underneath the pleated cover. Then there was the inner liner. Both liners were damaged, but the pleated cover was not damaged. My customer had said the lamp was hit by lightening.
I did not get to see the lamp, but the fitting that holds the shade onto the lamp is like nothing I have ever seen. The fitting could not be removed to work on the shade. There are screws that hold the fitting to the shade.
The shade was all hand sewn with the tiniest of stitches. I had no problem removing the trim or liner.
I knew I would not be able to replace the vintage pleated cover, so I chose to leave the two covers in tact and repair the damaged inner liner without removing the cover. I used scissors to trim away the damaged singed fabric and placed small strips of silk to cover the tiny holes. I sewed the small panels in place. You really couldn’t visually see the strips of fabric when the light was on because the outside cover was pleated so tightly.
I used charmeuse silk for the liner. I was able to replace the original trim and keep the shade true to its original museum quality.
My customer said she would send a picture of the lamp. I am anxious to see the piece in its entirety.
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