Here at the Lamp Doctor we have been helping our customers choose the right lampshade for their lamps for over 35 years. Over the years we have shaded literally thousands of lamps and through that experience have learned which styles, sizes, and designs in lampshades look best upon any given lamp. From simple candlesticks to elaborate Victorian floor lamps and art deco sconces we have found the right shade to compliment them all. A lampshade can transform even the simplest lamp in to a work of art.
The key to buying the right lampshade is to bring your lamp to the store with you. Correctly fitting a lampshade to your lamp sometimes requires the use of different size harps (the piece that holds your shade), the addition of a riser to make the shade higher or a clip on adapter to make it lower. All of these items help our expert staff at the Lamp Doctor to fit a lampshade in the right proportions and symmetry to your lamp. Some customers come in with a preconceived idea that they need to replace their old lampshade with "exactly the same shade". They are pleasantly surprised when we present them with a selection of various size, styles, and shapes of lampshades which each compliment there lamps in a whole new way. We take pride in using our expertise to create the right style and look for each and every customer.
At the Lamp Doctor we have a large selection of lampshades in many, many, style and sizes. Our inventory includes handmade silk lampshades, hard back lampshades, elegant contemporary lampshades, fringed and Victorian lampshades. We are well known for our own collection of unique hand sewn lampshades featuring pleating, sunburst, fringe, and delicate trim. If you have a treasures lamp we can design a custom made shade just for you. We will listen to your suggestions and will give you our lampshade making advise and together design a lampshade just for you.
If you have a lampshade that you find just perfect for your lamp but it has deteriorated or torn, we can expertly recover your frame with new fabric and trim. If you are using a particular fabric motif in your decorating scheme we can make you a lampshade using your fabric for a truly unique shade. Our custom shades and recoveries are completely hand sewn with dedication to detail.
In addition to standard size lampshades we have a beautiful selection of shades for sconces and chandeliers. Instead of hanging your sconces or chandeliers with bare bulbs you can use various style shades like pleated, fringed, mica or even half shades for an authentic antique look. For over 35 years we have worked with interior designers, decorators, and set designers in the movie and Television industry to create lighting and specialty lampshades. All the NBC soap operas filmed in Brooklyn had featured our lampshades and chandeliers over the years.
When you bring your lamp in for a lampshade we will also give it an electric safety check up. In addition to selling lampshades, the Lamp Doctor is a full lightning repair and restoration service business. We rewire, restore, polish and refinish all types of lamps, chandeliers and sconces. Our shop has been featured on channel 7 eyewitness news, the Daily News (several times), NY Newsday and the NY Times as well as various industry publications. Once again we enjoy and take pride in our business so you can come to us for all your lampshade and lighting repair and restoration needs. For your convenience we are open 7 days a week.
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