Antique lamp shades add a touch of elegance to a room. Antique lamp shades provide much value for a lesser cost. They give your living room, bedroom, kitchen, or dining area that much-needed aesthetic quality when you need it. They are very easy to install, and will provide that classic, elegant feel to your house interiors. Primarily, antique lamp shades are valued for their craftsmanship which is done totally by hand and the curves and designs are even. Modern lamp shades are mass produced in factories and do not have the human element in them. Craftsmen of olden times could bring their creativity to bear on the shades they produced. Machine produced shades are not known for their consistency in finish while the handcrafted antique lamp shades have grandeur and history embedded in them. The main reason for the high price is due to limited availability of the shades.
As very few are available these days, they are primarily collector’s items. It is easy for antique lamp shades to catch the fancy of the connoisseur of fine items and are a collector’s dream. It does not matter if you are replacing your existing shade for a vintage option. You can also buy one if you are building a new home. There are several online retailers of exquisite antique lamp shades as well as brick and mortar stores selling light fittings.