Because I restore vintage lighting for a living, I naturally come across a lot of vintage lighting.
And I pass on a lot of vintage lighting.
I buy when something captures my special attention, such as fixtures which I have not seen previously (whoee!), or fixtures which look sad and abandoned, but which could be brought back to life.
Both conditions were exemplified by this fixture by Markel:
I find it enormously satisfying taking such a thing, a thing which many people would take no notice of (which is why I could purchase it for $14.95), and by simply bringing it back to its original condition, and presenting it well, a thing became, after a long hiatus, something of beauty once again.
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