Category Archives: Antique and Vintage Lighting

Lights of Marrakech

I am in Morocco this week for the Design Leadership Summit, and we created a special mobile guide to showcase the lighting of Marrakech for the occasion. Lights of Marrakech is my personal and thoroughly non-comprehensive selection of a few … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Dangerous Christmas Lights – Late Holiday Edition

My neighbor is in the process of cleaning out his family house, having just sold it, and in the pile of junk out for the trash was this tangle of wires and sockets. Of course it caught my pathologically lighting-attuned … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Museum Electrotypes

I brought my family to the Metropolitan Museum of Art last weekend to see their collection of electrotypes. This is a funny area of collecting. The electrotypes (high fidelity copies, akin to plaster casts) were once a core part of … Continue reading

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Pier Lights in Bel Air

Tarryn Brodkin, from our Los Angeles showroom, and I went to see a project William Hefner is designing in Bel Air the other day. It’s a jaw-dropping affair of many, many square feet and acres of tawny limestone. We reviewed … Continue reading

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A group of original Sterling Bronze Company photos

A Florida family with a small group of photographs of lighting fixtures from the Sterling Bronze Co. found us online figuring we would have an interest in them. Indeed we did. I bought them and they arrived in the mail … Continue reading

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ICAA NYC Holiday Cocktails & Auction

The Racquet and Tennis Club building on Park Avenue, designed by Charles McKim of McKim, Mead, and White, happens to be lit by tons of E. F. Caldwell Co. fixtures… a source of constant pleasant distraction for me. The Racquet and Tennis … Continue reading

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Queens Museum of Art: Behind the Scenes

We were lucky enough to have a behind the scenes look at the Tiffany lamp bases housed in the Queens Museum of Art…. Lindsy Parrott, Curator /Director, and Susan Greenbaum, Conservator, of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass showed us … Continue reading

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On the topic of tricky attributions:

A friend of ours from Virginia unearthed these beauties: A pair of carved marble and gilt bronze column torchieres, circa 1910. After cleaning and putting them back together I had a hunch they were made by the New York maker … Continue reading

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