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If you are reading this blog then there’s a high chance that you have an interest in restored antique lighting, vintage interiors or aviation antiques!  Why not sign up to the Ashby Interiors mailing list? We would hate for you to miss out on buying a key piece that you have been scouting for.  Many of our customers have a specific item on their wish list.  It may be a vintage Holophane, a geometric Art Deco pendant light or even a WWII propeller.  Signing up will ensure that you don’t…

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Selling Antique Lighting

The third instalment in my series on our mission at Ashby Interiors - Buy, Restore, Sell. When Ashby Interiors was born, we had our heart set on an online shop selling our restored antique lighting and aviation antiques.  Some people advised that if we sold online, it may be difficult to show our lights to full effect.  Others expressed what an absolute nightmare it would be to post fragile lighting.  These were both valid points!  We ensure that each item we list in our online shop has photos showing the…

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Antique Lighting Restoration at Ashby Interiors

At Ashby Interiors, our mission is simple – Buy, Restore, Sell.  STEP 2 – RESTORATION RESTORATION (Noun) ‘the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition’ Everything that we sell has undergone some form of restoration. In its lightest form, it could just be a good old wash and a clean. White opaline glass obviously has to be sparkling clean!  We once collected some beautiful Art Deco Skyscraper lights from an old Coop store in the Lake District.  They had been stored for decades in a loft…

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Is it a Cherub or Putti…or Cupid?

We have quite a number of lights which feature cherubs and they have proved to be as popular this year in interior design as they have for centuries.  But what actually is a Cherub and why are they so popular? The winged forms represent innocence, peace and beauty. Ever-present in church architecture because they are believed to be attendants of God… Cherubs are also associated with romance – mainly due to the similarity with Cupid – the Roman God of Love… never without his little bow and arrow.. When we…

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