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Lamp Shade Styles

No longer must you stare blindly at shelves filled with lamp shades wondering if they will fit your lamp, or how they will look. Restoration Lighting Gallery will take your fear away. Our professional shade stylists will inspect your lamp with a  Free Lamp Safety Inspection and then fit your lamp with the perfect lamp shade. …

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How to Measure a Lamp Shade

Shopping for a new lamp shade may seem like a daunting task. There are thousands of sizes, styles and colors to choose from. With these few simple steps, measuring for a new lamp shade is pretty straightforward. Please remember the style and shape of the shade can change the way it appears on the lamp. We…

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Spring Has Sprung at Restoration Lighting Gallery

It may not seem like spring is around the corner in New England, but here at Restoration Lighting Gallery things are already blooming! We have some feature chandeliers that are sure to warm up your day. These pieces have beautiful floral accents that will add a touch of spring in your home year round. So,…

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Asian Lighting, Home Decor & More

Here are some beautiful featured pieces that have Asian style and design. Each piece is a vintage and one-of-a-kind item. Visit our showroom to see hundreds of vintage and antique items available in all styles and from all periods. New pieces are added daily!  Please note that shades and finials pictured on the lamps are…

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St. Agnes Church Lights

Restoration Lighting Gallery restored and refinished twelve chandeliers for the Summer Chapel at St. Agnes Church in Niantic, CT.  The chandeliers were dusty, corroded and in need of some TLC. The chandeliers were hung inside the church’s main service area. Each chandelier was carefully restored and refinished by experts at Restoration Lighting Gallery. After the…

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Top Your Lamp Off With A New Flavor Shade

In this video we’ll show you how to dress up your lamp with a new lamp shade and finial. We fuss with every paint color, floor finish and window treatment. We refuse to settle for a plain white or vanilla. But, what about your lamps? Lamps are an integral part of your interior design. With…

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Lighting By Sea

Custom made light that was modeled after a lighthouse in Portland, Oregon. When a couple went on vacation to Oregon, the beautiful scenery was not the only thing that caught their eye. It was the lighthouse in Portland that intrigued them the most. They were captivated by a light on a lighthouse and wanted to…

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Lamp Finials – The Perfect Topping For Your Lamp

Just like lampshades, lamp finials can add that finishing touch to your lamp.  Think of a finial as the cherry on top. With the right finial, you can finish off the look of your lamp. Each finial can be a work of art. At Restoration Lighting Gallery, we have hundreds of unique finials to fit…

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Own a Piece of History

Every light has a story and every story is unique. When you buy a piece from Restoration Lighting Gallery, you own a piece of history. Each light has heart, soul and memories and was brought back to light by our expert craftsmen. We carry an array of period style pieces in a variety of styles….

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The Design of the 1930’s Come To Light With Art Deco Lighting

Art Deco is a visual arts design style that first appeared in France during the 1920’s and was popular throughout the 30’s and 40’s. Art Deco emerged from the Interwar period where there was rapid industrial growth. The result was a style that embraced technology with machine imagery and bold geometric shapes. In America, the…

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Custom Lighting Project Turns On The Charm

Paul Dalfino, Expert Craftsman at Restoration Lighting Gallery, wires a custom foyer light. As part of Restoration Lighting Galleries’ services, we provide custom lighting design for homeowners, restaurants, casinos, churches and commercial buildings. When a customer came across a unique opportunity to obtain two hand painted pieces of Italian glass, she came to us to design a custom…

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Transform Your Chandelier With Mini Lamp Shades

You can instantly update the look of your chandelier by adding mini chandelier lamp shades. Candle shades can add color, pattern and texture to your rooms while they will provide lovely diffused light. Restoration Lighting Gallery in Hartford, has a wide variety of shade materials and styles. Styles range from a tailored black empire shade to shades…

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