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Monday, October 18th, 2010 | Author:
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Antique Lamps and Lamp Shades

Antique lamps are a timeless design classic that can suit just about any interior design scheme. Like other design classics, their appeal lies in not just their charm but their adaptability along with being entirely functional.

Lighting a house creates the finishing touch that turns it into a home. Antique lamps are available in a wide range of designs and styles, from the classic Georgian styles, to Chinese and Japanese porcelains, or to the vintage designs of the 20th century.

Whatever style you choose, an antique lamp can complement your interior design and make
a thoughtful and unique gift. Buying an antique lamp is one thing, but fitting the right lamp shade is another. This, however, can be a lot more tricky!

Knife pleated silk shade

It is relatively easy to buy a lamp shade and many suppliers operate on the internet as well as from specialist shops. Sourcing specific styles is straightforward with specialist suppliers, with a huge variety of lamp shades to choose from. But !, have you ever had the experience of buying a lamp shade, only to come home and fitthe shade, only to find it is halfway down the lamp, or perched on the top of the lamp, looking utterly silly!

It is almost impossible to simply go out and buy a lamp shade and find it to be a perfect fit. My advice is to take the lamp base with you and if nobody minds, put every shade you like on the lamp until the right one appears!

About the author: Maurice Robertson, principal of The Antique and Vintage Table Lamp Co, has had a lifetime’s association with antique porcelain and pottery, with his commercial experience spanning a period of over 45 years,including valuer to the Australian Government’s Incentive to the Arts Scheme. His long experience with antique ceramics and glass also includes dealing with leading museums and numerous international private collections. He has extended his ceramics expertise into the quality table lamps seen on the company’s site and is well known to local and international interior designers who have included many of his table lamps in their projects. He has also supplied items of national interest to the official Sydney residence of the Australian Prime Minister.

The Antique and Vintage Table Lamp Co specialise in antique lamps with an exclusive on-line
range of over 100 unique lamps. They also custom make high end silk lamp shades to compliment their lamps.

Lamps are shipped ready wired for the US, the UK and Australia. For further information you are invited to visit their web site at -:

The Antique and Vintage Table Lamp Co 2011


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