Many people visiting our site may not be aware that Pairpoint was a prolific producer of electric lighting. Others may be familiar with the famous reverse-painted and Puffy lamps of the 1920s and 1930s. As with their decorative glass products and their Fine Arts Line, all of the highest quality and desirability, so were the beautiful lamps that Pairpoint made. We thought we would show you a few examples from The Frost Collection. Most of the lamps in our collection are the electric candles and electroliers, many/most of which simply "went away" into oblivion over the last fifty years or so. Our lamps are all "rescues" from the trash man. Once I stopped working (aka retired), I started bringing these orphans back to life. Our approach to lamp restoration is one of conservation. Unlike furniture, where conservation requires the retention of the signs of wear and tear and patina while restoring useful function, most patina and wear and tear in lighting is ugly dirt, grime, and damage. About the only way to attract a new owner to prolong the life of these magnificent lamps is to bring them back to their original mechanical function and beauty. The one caveat is whenever possible retain good patina and the signs of age. So we have shown below six examples of Pairpoint lamps recently restored. We hope you keep your eyes open for other "rescues" and let us know if you need help to conserve them. Marion and Sandra Frost
7/6/2020 12:21:31 pm
In my Mom's stuff there is a very old Pairpoint lamp with a 3 candleabra setup. It does not have the original shade, but was retrofitted with a stained glass one my Mom had made in the early 70's. On another site I found a lamp with the identical base. Anything you can share about it, including value, is most appreciated. Here's the link to that lamp: http://www.bargainjohn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/G364BPairpointLamp5.jpg
7/6/2020 12:33:22 pm
Hi Richard...this would have had a reverse-painted glass shade. We have a similar lamp with the original shade. In today's market our lamp would sell for $2,000-$2,500. I'm afraid without a correct shade, the value of the base falls to a couple hundred dollars. There are many more bases than complete lamps. If your shade is well-made and suits the lamp, I'mm sure the resale would go up a couple hundred. Marion
4/7/2022 01:04:07 am
I’m liking to purchase a lamp from eBay very similar to the very top left. Seller had said the lamp has been authentically refurbished. I can provide photos. Just want to make sure it’s a true Pairpoint if possible before purchase
4/7/2022 07:00:32 am
I'd be happy to help...please send some pictures. Use my email address or the message center tab when responding. Thanks, Marion
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