Category Archives: Historic Museum Quality Lampshades

Vintage Bell Lampshade, Recovered, Restored

This unusually deep vintage bell lampshade has been recovered, restored.  The lampshade frame has an 18” top x 19” bottom and 25” deep.                 The new lampshade cover is vegas gold charmeuse silk.     Five of the seven layers of vintage trim has been restored and reapplied […]


This elegant vintage Capodimonte lampshade has been recovered with Ivory Charmeuse Silk.  The original fringe and trim has been restored and used on the new cover.                 My customer was kind enough to give me historic information about this lampshade:   “My Mother was the original purchaser.  The […]

Antique Ormolu Lampshade Repair, Recover, Restore

Ormolu is a golden finish applied to decorative furniture, clocks and lighting.  This original Ormolu lamp was modified and is now an electric lamp.  The ornate finish on the lamp base is Ormolu. The original shade was so delicate and fragile.  The shade was cardboard between two pieces of fabric and stitching around the outside.  The […]


The top of the wire frame of this vintage Stiffel lampshade came loose from the styrene (hard shell) shade.  The shallow drum shade has a reflector connected to the spider wire.               The top wire of vintage lampshades can be re-attached. With pleasure, I was able to repair this […]

NYC Antique Historic Lampshade Repaired, Restored

As  promised, the repaired antique lampshade heritage.  The gentleman who originally owned the shade would be 106 but passed several years ago.   The following is the shade and the heritage.               (Quote)  The shade is just beautiful.  The shade was in such disrepair for so long that I […]


This was such an unusual restoration request.  Most always I am replacing the liner or replacing the fabric cover and liner.  Restoring of the shade is typically to save the lamp base.  On this particular project, my service was to save the original cover of this shade.   The orange discoloration is an authentic indication […]