Churchmouse Antiques is owned by David and Karen. We’ve been restoring antique light fixtures since 2001. We started out selling at antique shows, but moved to selling exclusively online as the quality of the shows declined.
David has worked with metal for most of his working life and uses his skills to restore the antique and vintage lighting that we sell. This involves restoring the finish on all the metal parts, which can range from just a thorough cleaning to a total refurbishing of all metal parts. This also may include a restoration of the original coloration of the fixture’s frame.
All our antique lighting fixtures are rewired to current standards for your safety including installing a ground wire. The original electrical sockets are re-used when they are in good condition, but if they are in questionable condition they are replaced with new. We also highly recommend that only LED bulbs be used in antique lighting fixtures. We have found from our own experience that LEDs are a good light source and operate at much cooler temperatures. This is very important when your fixture has old (very difficult to replace) glass shades or the beautiful handmade beaded shades used on floor and table lamps.
At times we find we have to replace broken or missing parts. This may necessitate using new replacement parts if old ones cannot be found. David does his best to make sure that any replacement parts are consistent with the original fixture.
We do all we can to make sure our antique lighting is in excellent working condition, safe and is attractive to the eye. We want our buyers to be happy with their purchase, but considering the nature of our products we cannot accept returns. All shipments are sent via FedEx and are insured for the full purchase price.