stained glass lamp repair
BY Len Daley
- Tiffany, Handel, Bradley & Hubbard lamp repair
- lighting restoration
- Antique heirloom lamp restoration
- Stained glass lamp repair
- Lamp base and rewiring repair
I will bring to your lamp project over 40 years experience, knowledge and resources. Working for churches, architectural lighting companies, historical building groups and antique lighting dealers.
My Tiffany lamp repair studio is in Tiverton Rhode Island just north of Newport. It is a great area full of artists, craftsman, vineyards, farmland and antique shops. My lamp repair studio stocks over 600 colors of glass, with some of the rarest textures and styles made over 100 years ago and used by Bradley Hubbard lamp, Tiffany lamp, Miller lamp, and Handel lamp lighting companies.
Ownership of an antique slag glass or stained glass lamp sometimes carries a lot of pride and responsibility over the years. A client will often express in-depth knowledge about their lamp when it arrives for restoration. Some will show me black and white pictures from a photo album with their antique slag glass lamp in the background. When clients describe their lamp they start by saying “this Tiffany lamp has been in my family for many years”. Please review my testimonial page and see how my skills and craftsmanship have helped many owners of antique lighting over the past 40 years. My portfolio is broad from lighting fixtures in Korea, England, Canada, Netherlands and Belgium. To and the in Boston. To be less intimidating you can browse and enjoy some of my local bent slag glass lamp repairs below.
Step 1 Quote & Pricing
I inventory 6,000 +/- square feet of rare antique glass colors in various densities and textures. Many colors used in the early 1900’s by companies like Handel, Bradley and Hubbard, Tiffany, Wilkinson, Rainaud and others. Glass is available bent or flat depending on your slag glass needs. Please review the required questions to the right before sending me your pictures.
LINKS below coming soon- March/2021
- Curved-bent-glass SHAPES
- Flat glass CUT TO SIZE
- Clear glass TEXTURES
- Popular 1900′ COLORS
I love restoring lamp bases and electrical back to its original period. I can remove non conforming past repairs so its back to its beautiful original look. Non working original electrical parts are sometimes rebuildable and repaired. I inventory hundreds of original sockets and clusters by
- Webber – Arrow E
- Hubbell – Perkins
- G.E – Edison
- Bryant and others
Please review the required questions to the right before sending me your pictures.
Are you looking for lost or missing white metal parts for your slag glass or reverse painted panel lamp? Has your base or shade metal been compromised with poor past repairs?
Finding the right person with the skill set and knowledge to restore this type of metal is difficult. There are many people that will say they can do the work or will attempt to fix white metal. I believe most shops can perform minor repairs like adding a new tab or soldering an old tab back on. But beyond that advanced skills are required. Many antique dealer trust and use my skills and experience to restore their metal frames, chandelier arms and bases. Please review the required questions to the right before sending me your pictures.
Before I offer the option of painting a metal lamp shade or base I need to know the conditions and express my approach to each project.
Basically the process I use is a cold form of painting which was performed by many manufactures during the turn of the century. Not to be confused with metal plating. I first evaluate the metal by removing and testing a sample spot of the original paint. After testing depending on the type of metal I may sandblast, grind or wire brush prepping the metal before painting. A typical air brush approach is 2 base coats, 1 coat 10-15% decorative and 2 coats clear sealer. Please review the required questions to the right before sending me your pictures.
I can best help you after you email pictures
To complete your quote for restoration if you include the following.
I will include suggestions and comments along with links regarding shipping and packaging with your work order PDF quote.
- Custom Glass Molds 135-$185
- Bent Glass Panels 75-$180
- Flat Glass cut to size/shape starting at $45
- Bench Work (glass, electrical, metal, painting) $50 hr.
- UPS return ground shipping (double boxed insured only)
Historical Lamp Repairs
lamps arrive from around the world for restoration
- By Len Daley
If your lamp has made it to my work bench then both your lamp and your concerns will be treated with respect.
Communication and trust are my first tools for restoration. Then comes my professional experience and knowledge. Having worked on over a thousand antique lamps since 1978 I know your antique lamp will be in the best hands.
Table lamps and chandeliers
- By Len Daley
To these surviving antique slag glass lamps I say “happy birthday”. Most are over 100 years old and I enjoyed giving them an extended 100 more years. As a lighting restoration craftsman. I’m focused on the preservation of these American made lighting fixtures.
My goal is to help you with my knowledge and expert skills get the work completed. When a lamp arrives with poor past glass or metal repairs. I can often correct the situation with the exact color or cast new metal parts. The results are impressive and helping you to retain the memories of your antique lamp.