Note the pan chandelier in the upper part of this picture. It has glass shades and downward-facing lights which can trap a lot of heat.

Antique Light Fixtures and New Light Bulb Rules – Part 2

There is no doubt that the changes that have taken place with respect to light bulbs will cause problems for owners of antique lamps and ceiling fixtures. Lamps that have cloth shades with wires that clip onto a light bulb may become obsolete and end up in a landfill unless they can be retrofitted to use a harp assembly. I tested a Noma halogen 60watt … Continue reading Antique Light Fixtures and New Light Bulb Rules – Part 2

The Strange Vocabulary at Auctions

I remember the first time I attended an antique auction. I ¬†felt intimidated to be buying antiques on the same level as experienced dealers and collectors. On top of that the auctioneer had his own vocabulary that I couldn’t understand. But I learned fast. Here are some terms auctioneers use and what they mean: RESERVE PRICE: The minimum price the consignor of the object will … Continue reading The Strange Vocabulary at Auctions

1950's Teak furniture is Hot!

Teak Furniture is Collectible Today

For many collectors of antiques (more than 100 years old) teak furniture is just second hand furniture! Maybe that’s true but that does not mean it isn’t collectible – and becoming more so as time goes on. The furniture, with its simple lines and light wood tones, looks modern and, not surprisingly, it is a younger generation that it appeals to – a generation that … Continue reading Teak Furniture is Collectible Today