The light that was in the entry was then moved to the piano room as seen below. It didn't last there long.
Neither of us were particularly keen on this light. It's a newer fixture, likely from a local hardware store, and to our eyes didn't suit the vintage look of the house. We wanted something that would complement the antique crown moldings when your eyes travelled upwards.
|These crown moldings are original|
We kept our eyes open for something to show up here on island but nothing was presenting itself. So last summer during our trip to Toronto, Ontario we started canvassing antique shops looking for the elusive perfect light. What we discovered is that quality antique lighting is difficult to find. Many fixtures have suffered damage over the years, glass shades are not original, and electrical wiring can be suspect. So it was with relief when we walked in the doors of Turn of the Century Lighting. This store is simply wonderful. Really. I'm not getting paid to say this. I loved this store. They refurbish antique lights and also sell original unique lights. We spent hours looking at lights and chatting to staff who were exceptionally helpful and knowledgable. They talked to us about how low a light should hang, which types are best for dining areas, hallways and living spaces. We discussed age and authenticity. By the time we walked out the door I had found the fixture I wanted. The issue was that it was costly. There is a high price for quality lighting.