Lamp Conversion/Repair

A world famous hockey player brings us his favorite pair of skates. A prominent yachtsman gives us his navigational sextant. A socialite leaves with us a priceless sculpture. What do these cherished objects have in common?

Blanche Field converted them into fine lamps. 

Our technicians can build a fine lamp incorporating any object. We usually begin with a custom wood base finished to perfection, onto which the object is mounted. There are several means for electrification, and if the object is valuable the lamp can actually be made around it. Topped with a custom lampshade, the result is an instant heirloom.

In addition, Blanche Field can rewire or repair almost any chandelier, lamp or fixture. We have a fully equipped wood and paint shop as well.

What follows is a sequence illustrating the conversion of a client object into a lamp.

1. The object, a delicate cork model of the tower at Pisa dating from 1882, has a wood base that needs more height and strength. Here our designer selects the correct profile and thickness for the added base.
2. A sample lampshade frame is used to determine specifications for both the lamp works and the custom lampshade.
3. Fabrics and trims for the shade are selected that work with the finish of the base, the texture of the cork and the ambience of the client's room.
4. The wood base is cut and finished in our wood shop.
5. At the same time, the shade is made in our workroom.
6. The new base, properly finished and weighted, is fitted to the existing base. The brass rod on the left holds the lamp works and the shade.
7. The finished product.
Lamp Conversion/Repair