News-Antique.com - Oct 19,2008 - Nothing compares to the beauty of an antique hanging oil lamp. Hand Painted with lovely scenery or sparkling like jewelry in dazzling and colorful hand shaped glass. It's not surprising these lamps have become so popular.... but before you buy, make sure the lamp you're considering is safe.
Besides being beautiful, hanging lamps are very , very heavy. If one chain link fails, your lamp could instantly become just a pile of broken glass and twisted metal lying on the floor.
That's why it's important to buy from knowledgeable, trustworthy sellers. They'll be there to help, even after the sale.
How do I find a trustworthy seller?
Ask questions. Ask until you know the lamp and the store are right for you.
· was the burner or socket tested to insure it is working properly?
· Is there a motor or pulley so I can raise and lower my lamp, or will I need a ladder just to light it?
· Have the framework and suspension been safety checked?
These questions may seem trivial to some, but here at Picker's Treasures we take your safety very seriously. That's why we test every lamp before it leaves our shop.
And we'll be here to help, after it arrives too.
At Picker’s we take safety and service seriously. Shouldn’t everyone? JM