Lighting Restorations


 
RESTORATION SERVICES
We restore antique and vintage lighting the right way. Having restored over 20,000 vintage and antique chandeliers, wall lights, table lamps and more we are the historic lighting experts in Canada. Our specialties include converting Victorian gas lights, restoring 1920s lighting, fixing old lamps, spelter repairs and restoration and Art Deco lighting.

 

Restoration Includes:
  • All of our restorations are CSA approved and certified. We are the only company in Canada that offers CSA approved rewires on ceiling and wall lighting
  • Lighting restorations take place in our Toronto location
  • Metal refinishing and period style brass and patina finishes
  • Restoration and conservation of original finishes
  • Hand painted and faux finishes available
  • Retrofit old gas lighting and oil lighting and convert to electricity
  • Restore lighting to historical specifications for museums or historic houses
  • Rewire and restoration for disaster recovery; flood, fire, damage
  • Replacement and addition of integral parts (ie: lamp shadeholders, ceiling canopy, and mounting bar) available
  • Available selection of reproduction glass, fabric and parchment shades
  • Lighting can be altered for tall or short ceilings
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The following examples are a sampling of the thousands of lighting fixtures we have restored. Each restoration was as unique as the light is.

lighting restoration toronto

Client restoration: We converted this original gas/electric chandelier and refinished it in our period signature burnished & highlighted finish. 
faux finishing on lighting
Client Restoration: This colonial revival tin chandelier was restored and hand painted in a colour scheme to match the cleint's kitchen.
restoration of holophane lighting
These original industrial holophane pendants where poorly painted. We stripped the chipping paint and buffed the original steel frames. They looked fantastic.
table lamp rewire
This pair of 1880s converted candelabras were in great shape. We hand cleaned and restored the original finish and fit them with a sharp pair of black and gold leaf lampshades which were made for us.
gas lighitng restoration
Client Restoration: This 1890s gas fixture was found in the attic of their century home and believed to be original to the house. We converted it to electricity, supplied missing shade holders, antique shades and restored it in our period signature burnished and highlighted finish.
crystal chandelier cleaning
Client Restoration: This family heirloom was dear to the client. They wanted a full restoration which included refinishing, cleaning and restringing each crystal, new wiring and recasting missing pieces.
thackera gasolier
We acquired this Thackera 1880s Eastlake gasolier from a house in the Boston area. It had been poorly converted to a gas/electric around the early 1900s. We had to recast the gas keys from one original, full in the drilled out holes on the arms and fit it with antique shades.
argand light
What a find this was. This 1840s Argand lamp had been poorly wired and fitted with candle bulbs. We had the original shades and wired it appropriately. The original finish was hand cleaned and restored and currently it resides at Dundurn Castle in Hamilton, Ontario.
repair old lighting
This pair of 1880s Aesthetic Movement gasoliers were painted gold and poorly wired. We stripped the paint and refinished them based on the traces of the original finish.
repair old 1920s light
1920's pan lighting is our specialty. When we restore them we fit them with new holders (were needed), ceiling caps and shades. If clients have all the original pieces, even better!

eastlake gas light

This 1880s Eastlake gasoliers was one of our favourites. It was all original including the shades. We electricified it and did a light polish on the original bronze finish. The finished light was incredible!

restore chandelier

Client Restoration: The restoration of this 1950s Starr, Fellows and Co. whale oil chandelier was featured in the Toronto Star. By using old catalogs and images, we recreated the missing bottom and restored the finish to what was original at the time.

 This was one of the finest chandeliers we have ever restored and sold. It was converted to electricity at the turn of the century with the addition of more arms for light. We removed them and restored the fixture in a period antique brass finish.

Client Restoration: This 1910 era 2 light Arts and Crafts fixture came from the front hall of a clients house in Hamilton. They shipped it to us and we coordinated on the finish and over all look. It was refinished in our signature brown patina.
Client Restoration: The client like the look of this 1920s pan which hung in the living room of their 1920s four square. They wanted to update it and change the shades. They loved the brown patina finish and we found reproduction shades that worked perfectly
Client Restoration: Our client was lucky enough to purchase a Victorian home will all of its original lighting. Trouble was it was still gas and knob and tube electric and they need to be rewired for modern standards. We restored this lovely 1890s gas electric which hung in their dining room.

Client Restoration: This small Sheffield cascade hung in the homes front hall for over 80s years until it came into us. We restored it in a brown patina finish to match some other lights they  purchase from us. 

We restored this great little 1880s gas two light fixture and fitted it with period antique acid etched shades.