We are located in Downers Grove, Illinois, selling antiques and vintage items since 1988, concentrating on usable antiques made when America really cared about the quality of its products. Our antique and vintage light fixtures have functioned well for decades and should continue to serve you as a good investment. We have an assortment of fixtures to suit a variety of periods and decorating schemes. You will find appropriate fixtures ranging from the early Victorian through the Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco and Mid-century periods. Utilize our search engine to help find your period of choice in each category. Should you have questions about an appropriate period for your home, we would be happy to help you.
Other considerations: restoration is a "greener" policy than recycling and brand new replicas of old fixtures seldom feel at home in an old house, even after you have restored your home. If you have dilapidated old fixtures right now, give them a second look. They may just need a little cleaning and rewiring to make them presentable again. Factors such as the safety and cost of shipping probably prohibits your sending us fixtures for rehabilitation. But if you are in the Chicagoland area, you may send us a picture of your old fixture so we can try to help you determine whether or not it is worth rehabbing. We do not, however, provide value estimates for your light fixtures.
Be aware that we charge for items based on desirability, rarity and condition and that our price structure does not allow room for discounting. The cost of shipping will be $9.50 per order, no matter how many items in your order for shipping to the Continental US (the lower 48 states), $35.00 per order to Canada.
We have tried to supply all relevant information and, hopefully, clear photographs so that you can make a knowledgeable decision regarding purchase. But please remember that these fixtures may have been in use for over 100 years and will almost certainly not be like new. We do not sell abused fixtures. They have all been cleaned, rewired, if necessary, and generally restored with the object of retaining the patina they have acquired over many years. If we have had no choice but to strip an item or polish brass, we will so state.
We maintain a display area. If you are nearby and would like to see any of the fixtures from our website, please call for an appointment. They are not all on display.
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