Archive for January 11th, 2011
It’s winter time again, and we all know what that means for those of us that live out East; half the time we’re snowed in and the other time we’re not. Well, right now happens to be one of the times that we are, so unfortunately we can’t go hunting for new treasures to show you. Have no fear; there are still dozens that we haven’t told you about!
Many of these pieces end up in the area of our warehouse that we call the attic. It’s not really an attic, but it does hold many treasures and antiques that would be at home in the attic of an old home. Many of the pieces are in various states of disrepair, some with missing pieces, others just very dirty. There is a special section of the attic just for pieces that don’t have specific purpose, or that we just aren’t quite sure what they are.
This first piece was discovered when we were helping to clear out an older home that had recently burned down. It was in a small breakfast nook area, and is presumed to have been hanging over the kitchen table. When we first picked it up, the chandelier was absolutely filthy and missing several pieces. We scrubbed it for hours before we realized it was made of bronze, and was just extremelydirty.
How they got this piece to stay up on the ceiling securely is unbeknownst to me. It may not have been original to the house, as it needs extra support; it weighs about fifteen pounds. This should installed by a professional to ensure that it remains securely in place. The choice of special hardware needed to install this light depends where you choose to install it, and if you aren’t sure, ask someone at your local hardware store for advice.
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