Today we will spotlight two recent restoration projects we’ve worked on at House of Andala Lamp Shoppe.
The history of how our homes have been lit over the past 400 years gives us a deeper appreciation of our ancestor’s lives and how interior design has advanced over time.
Candles and Oil Lamps
Through most of the 19th century, first candles and then oil lamps were the only means of extending the day beyond sunset. For the most part, candles or lamps had lampshades of glass, and sometimes paper. The lampshades were mainly plain and functional to both soften and disperse the light.