Victorian Crown Restored for a Capodimonte Lamp

My client found this lamp stored in a basement.  The Capodimonte Lamp and Victorian Crown shade were in remarkable condition considering the storage location.  


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Capodimonte Lamp with Victorian Crown Lampshade


It must have been a dry basement as there was no rust damage to the wire frame.  The shade had something spilled on it.  It looks like rust, but it is not.  


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Damaged Victorian Crown Lampshade


The original shade trim was sewn.  NO adhesive.  This plays a big factor in preserving the original trims.  Some of the trim had the orange stain.  I used strips of the new silk fabric and weaved it through, replacing the damaged trim.  It worked out great.  


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Restored Crown of a Capodimonte Lampshade


This Victorian Crown shade is one of the largest crown shades I have restored.  The shade is completely hand sewn, including the trim. 

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Victorian Crown Restored with Charmeuse Silk, Original Trim

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Victorian Crown Lampshade, Restored with Silk Charmeuse

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