Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Brass Light Gallery
As promised, here is my review of the Brass Light Gallery in Milwaukee . They make reproduction lighting of very fine quality and also have an entire floor of restored antique lighting.
We recently purchased a Tudor Dragon Sconce for our den and we are pleased with the quality. These lights are quite heavy and I hate to say this because I love them so, but Rejuvenation's lighting feels lightweight in comparison.
But, and this is a big BUT, their prices are significantly higher overall than Rejuvenation so you pay for that heavy brass.
My Dad went with me on this visit and was quite taken with the store. I have seven words to describe my feeling in the place kid-in-candy-store-with-no-money.
Here is a reproduction Tiffany design that we admired. Note the unique turning arms.
The second floor is all restored period lighting and it's even more expensive than the new stuff, but there are some incredibly unique pieces.
The salesperson showed me a few lights for my bedroom, but the least expensive one was just shy of $1000.00. Ejem.
Here's one of the unique and restored fixtures from the 2nd floor.
So this is my review in short: Beautiful high quality period fixtures. Both reproduction and restored. But be ready to drop some cash. No ebay bargains to be had here.