Was everyone in 1940 so short-sighted?

Yes, of course hindsight is 20/20 and no one can see the future.

But that so many antique candlesticks were turned into table and floor lamps in the early-mid 20th century makes us sad. What did Cher say? If I could turn back time? If I could find a way? Well we did both in this case, having to reverse the sequence of Ms. Cher’s plea.

We stumbled on these late 19th-early 20th century Louis XV Spanish-style sticks that had been turned into floor lamps and were commissioned to return them to their past glory without destroying the integrity of the pieces.

Unfortunately, we don’t have before pictures to show you, but imagine 50 years of dirt and cigarette smoke with a large pole drilled out through the center and some terrible canister shade with contrasting fringe. Bad stuff.
Final result:

I turned back all the things that hurt you...

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