Vintage Rembrandt Lamps have such stature. Lamps of prestige and prominence. The drum lampshades are distinctive and trimmed to accent the lamp bases. The lampshades for these lamps deteriorate. The covers wear and tear. The liners shred over time.
Rembrandt lampshade wires are strong and made to rest on glass globes. The vertical wires are concave. The original fabric covers are drum tight, do not rest on a wire and keep their shape. It is a mystery to me.
In order to help clients with their quest to hold on to their lamps, I tried using fabric laminated styrene in an attempt to prolong the life of these beautiful lamps. Fabric laminated styrene is a fabric material adhered to plastic. Many many vintage tall large shades are made of this material.
I have restored quite a few Rembrandt Lampshades with fabric laminated styrene. The laminated fabric comes in an Ecru Shantung, Marie Ivory Linen, Beige Shantung just to mention a few. These finishes are most popular for Rembrandt shades that I restore. All the shades have been restored with the original trims.
My clients have been kind enough to share pictures of their lamps
with the Rembrandt restored shades.
These lamps are so beautiful.
Many thanks for the pictures of these treasures hidden in private homes.