Deadly Pretty Things

I dropped by Ye Olde Lamp and Fixture Shoppe here in Chicago for a repair appraisal on my vintage chandelier.  The man who helped me was impressively knowledgeable.  The good news: it is an original Lightolier Sputnik.  An early one, in fact.  He has experience doing complete restorations of this type of chandelier.

Sputnik Chandelier

The bad news?  Those restoration jobs cost over $2,000.  Even if he tried to do a hack job it would still cost over $1,000.  And that wiring? Yeah, that’s asbestos.

Onto Plan B…

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