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Estate Lampshade Restore, Stan Hywet Music Room, Akron, Ohio

Estate sconce / candlelight historic lampshade restoration project for the Stan Hywet Estate.  This is an ongoing blog in real time of the restoration project.   Currently, I am restoring the wire frames for the sconce / candlelight shades.   There has been a lot of work going on.  Dismantling the fabric from the lampshade wires has […]


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. […]

Antique Lampshade Liner Repair, Replaced, Ohio

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]