Sourcing Vintage & Antique Lighting in England

Dear Diva Readers,

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Sourcing Vintage & Antique Lighting in England-Repurposed lamps

When it comes to design trends, the industrial look is definitely on point. People all over the world are converting old factories, schools, and other vintage public buildings into chic residences. Whether you have a converted barn in the country or a loft in the city, using reclaimed materials to renovate these spaces is ideal. Many of the dealers we take clients to specialize in industrial lighting, often restoring fixtures they’ve acquired so that they’re ready to use in a new project. From semi-flush mounts to pendant lights, this style can be used in new and creative ways. In fact, it’s also become a huge trend to take repurposed items and convert them into lamps. Think old signs, posts, columns, architectural pieces…the options are endless.

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Sourcing Vintage & Antique Lighting in England-Lorfords Scone

Even one of our favorite sources in the UK, Lorfords Antiques has started its own bespoke lighting range with industrial chic flavor. Playing on the strengths of their in-house lighting designer and restorer, the lovable Laurence, they are able to restore, re-wire, and test antique lighting. They even color match chains and ceiling hooks for a flawless finished product. Utilizing vintage materials as inspiration, their lighting line allows customers to have pieces custom made—that means whatever finish and whatever size you want.

Sourcing Vintage & Antique Lighting in England-Architectural Fragment Lamps

Of course, if industrial lighting isn’t your cup of tea, many of our sources carry traditional pieces as well. Chandeliers, sconces, and lanterns are all popular choices that can add a sense of history to a room. Our little black book of dealers includes those who specialize in house-clearings, which means they get first access to fixtures and lamps from great country houses of England. Often times a beautiful floor lamp or table lamp can make a space feel complete and cohesive. Some client favorites include marble, bronze, brass, and crystal lamps. Regardless of genre, our dealers carry substantial stocks of lighting in all styles.

Sourcing Vintage & Antique Lighting in England-Traditional lamps

If you would like more information on taking an Antiques Diva Buying Tour in England or any of our other tour countries—France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, or Denmark— email us at Don’t forget our Buying Services as well! If you can’t come over to Europe but still want to source European and English antiques, we’ve got you covered.


The Antiques Diva®

Client Feedback on England Antiques Diva Tour

Dear Diva Readers,

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After one of those tours, a client wrote:

“My mother and I had an absolutely fabulous time with Gail.  I could easily see why you named her the most knowledgeable woman in Antiques in England.  Gail took us to some truly fantastic shops and we were able to purchase even more than we thought we would.  This has been above and beyond our expectations and we’re so happy we did this!  I hope to be back again soon.

All the best,


Delighted to have another happy Antiques Diva client!

The Antiques Diva®