My friend Pam brought me this extrordinary lampshade. The frame is in good condition, the fabric--not so good. I wonder what color was it originally? More than dirty, the fabric is as crunchy as dried leaves.
First things, first. I wanted to photograph it, because there is nothing here to save, except the frame. What a shame, eh?
I'd like to point out--in the background, I closed the pocket door. The pocket door and woodwork are faux bois finished. The woodwork is pine, faux finished to look like quarter sawn oak and mahogany--and was created by an artist in 1893 when faux bois was very fashionable.
Since photographing the lampshade I've moved forward removing all the fabric and fringes, and sanded the wire frame--getting it ready for spray paint.
I have a small pile of items ready for spray paint and now I am waiting for a sunny/windless day to spray this lampshade frame, some pairs of antique window swing arm curtain brackets, a bridge lamp I'm restoring/rewiring, and this nice floor lamp base.
The bridge lamp and floor lamp base are going to my friend Pam for her new/old 1910 home. She's moving to her new home the second week of April.