When looking at antique lamps make sure you check the condition before even plugging them in. The trouble areas are generally at either end of the cord. Frayed or even slightly nicked cords should not be used. If you are not confident as to whether they are safe or not, do not plug them in! If you do not feel qualified to repair the lamp, find a professional to do this for you. Most likely they will do it for the cost of a cord or very cheap.
There are two main parts to lamps that can be decorative and they are the base and the lampshade. Although you can have both very decorative, it is better to have one that is plain and the other striking. This will have the most effect on your decorative table lamps and changing the color of the bulb can change the whole feeling in the room altogether. You may be tempted to buy very large table lamps; however, you have to imagine what they will look like on the table they are to be placed on. If they will dwarf the table, you might be better with smaller ones. You need to consider where the lamps are to be put before choosing.
When looking at antique lamps remember to not clean them up so much. This is especially true with the brass and sterling lamps. Cleaning them too much devaluates them considerably. On the popular series Antiques Road Show I am always amazed at the person with the 100 year old piece of brass that would have sold for $5,000 but one can of Brass-o later is worth about a buck fifty.
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