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Vintage Table Lamps And Light Fixtures

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Vintage Table Lamps and Fixtures a little case of "buyer beware." “Genuine reproduction Vintage Table Lamps.” Now that is a form of announcement you should be running away from.

Many dealers know that there is a good population of consumers who love buying and collecting vintage table lamps -- and are bound to pay for these handsomely too.

Unfortunately, not many of these said consumers know how to spot genuine vintage pieces on the spot.

And of course, there are many unscrupulous manufacturers and retailers who will continually try to pass off expensively tagged imitation pieces to unsuspecting buyers.

If you are trying to start or build up your own collection of vintage table lamps, or you simply want one or more great looking pieces for you home or office, here are a few things you ought to know.

Vintage Table Lamps - A Little Knowledge Can Save You A Lot of Money!

Vintage Table Lamps Fixtures1. There is no such thing as “genuine reproduction vintage table lamps,” “genuine imitation vintage table lamps,” or “restored reproduction / imitation vintage lamps.”

These are all fakes or cheap knock offs, and that’s the end of it. If you want to invest your hard earned money on the real deal, then you should ignore these aforementioned tags completely.

2. A decorative lighting piece that is less than 20 years old is not considered vintage… even if it does look that old. Buying authentic vintage table lamps means that you want something that is (preferably) more than 50 years old.

Although there are some people who buy pieces that have passed the 20 year mark, many hard core enthusiasts prefer vintage pieces that are older than that, but are still in pristine condition.

However, this does not mean that all old lamps can be rightfully classified as “vintage” because…

3. Vintage lamps that have been painted over or given a modern look or reworked to a different style are classified into the poor quality section, and often marketed as “reconstructed” pieces.

Vintage table lamps should look almost exactly how the original manufacturers intended these to look. The texture of the exterior should look and feel the same and the color should be as the manufacturer intended it to be.

Some vintage lamps are rewired to make them more suitable for present day use, but the work done on these should be minimal at best. Otherwise, the intrinsic value of the lamps would go down drastically.

Very often, people destroy the high market value of vintage table lamps because of well meaning but inexpert restorative work, polishing or cleaning. One very good rule to remember is this: the less work done on the lamps, the higher quality it retains.

4. Another good rule to bear in mind is this: “restored” is not the same as “reconstructed.” The former means that the vintage table lamps were given a makeover so that it looks like it was first made by the original maker.

This is usually done to bring back the pieces’ beauty and unique aspects. The latter means that the lamp was given a whole new facelift and little of the original design remains.

This is usually done to sell badly damaged vintage lamps which have very little historical or aesthetic value.

I hope the message you have taken from this article is that when shopping for Vintage Table Lamps it is well worth your time to do a bit of research first.

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