Published at Friday, 20 April 2018. Modern Floor Lamp. By Comforte Givry.
A popular antique floor lamp restoration technique is to replace the electrical workings with contemporary parts to make these lamps safer and more functional. Converting a vintage floor lamp into a halogen or a compressed fluorescent floor lamp combines the benefits of modern lighting technology with the beauty of antique design.
Low maintenance is required for arc floor lamps. What you need to keep in mind is you must keep them away from extreme sunlight. If the lamp is made of wood or bamboo, you can clean it by using a wood cleaner. However, if the lamp is made of chrome, you can clean it with a damp cloth easily.
However, genuine antique floor lamps are very hard to find, and are therefore very costly. In fact, in some auctions, French antique lamps could sell for up to a thousand dollars and more. That is why today manufacturers seek to mimic the antique look by making use of gilded bases, ornate cloths, and stained-glass lampshades. The color or hue of finish is also imitated to reflect the antique look.
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