Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is located in Akron, Ohio.  The “home” is the former American Country Estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  

Stan Hywet historic estate is restoring the Music Room.  I have the honor of restoring all the sconce and chandelier shades in the Music Room.  


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Stan Hywet Music Room Sconce and Candlelight Lampshades


Three (3) file boxes hold 102 shades!   There are 66 sconce shades that go around the room.  Three chandeliers hold 12 shades each for a total of 36 candlelight shades.

My first plan of action is to clean the shades to see what color they actually are!  I will only clean using a lint roller and a sweeper.   I am thinking I will try and use a lint roller first just to keep the dust down to a minimum.  There is a black soot dust on the shades due to coal heat back in the day.  This is a clear indication of “historic” authenticity!

I will be blogging throughout this restoration project.  The blogs will be in current time.  I will also be building a “page” on my website with the project in full.  More to Come!

Thank you for your interest!

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