I have a house built in the 1870,s , and I wish I could get. More if those type of fixtures.
New sockets and rewire your good.
Sometimes you have to get creative with mounting on the new boxes.
But worth the effort!
Antique fixtures with updated elect ... People love this stuff especially knowing a electrician did all the work.
Should of said some people love this type of stuff.
I love old fixtures like that, I have a hobby where I buy them at garage sales or get them from dumpsters in old parts of town when yuppies remodel old houses. I clean off the layers of paint, re-wire them and sell them on Craigslist. I typically get dozens of people asking about each one. I have one contractor who specializes in rework in old Victorians and he tries to get everything I can get.
One thing to be careful of is that some of the really old ones had asbestos coated wire and when you pull it out, it's all dry and flaking off. Wear a dust mask and put it in a sealed bag to dispose of it.
What shame on the missing shade on that pearl shell lamp. A good glass blower might be able to duplicate one by using one of the good ones to make a mold, but matching the exact pearl color will be all but impossible and very expensive.
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