Good Questions: Restoring this Light Fixture?

Good Questions: Restoring this Light Fixture?

Aaron Able
Mar 26, 2009

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Hey Apartment Therapy New York, We've been updating our apartment ever so slowly, and one thing we really want to tackle is lighting in our living room. We've got a lot of furniture/accessories down low for now and we want to put a hanging fixture in to bring the eye up. As you can see in the photos, there is a ceiling lamp that accommodates 5 bulbs on a gorgeous iron fixture, and it has this "finial" looking thing in the middle of it. We're guessing that there used to be some kind of decorative stuff attached to it that make it more like a chandelier. We'd love to buy/build something to replace it that is in stride with the period and style in this fixture, so we turn to the community for answers...

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Has anyone ever seen or restored a fixture like this? Could we get some resources for lighting stores or materials that we can use to restore it? We'd appreciate any advice at all about what to hang from this fixture. Thanks a lot, Jen


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