Why do designers & architects keep coming back to source their lighting at OGT? What sets us apart from most lighting companies is the larger stock quantity of rare vintage/antique lighting & the restoration of these lights provided.
Olde Good Things is known to acquire lighting from old factories and famous buildings that face demolition or renovation. The most recent large-scale recoveries took place at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, reclaiming well over 3000 lights. These lights are in such high demand because they provide a taste of old New York City history & represent a memory of special occasions with their purchase.
Located in our National Warehouse in Scranton, PA is the Lighting Shop. The shop carefully cleans, rewires, & upgrades parts in most cases to fully restore the lighting for modern installation. Generally, depending on the quantity, it will take about two weeks to restore most lighting but highly delicate lights may take longer. Certain specifications can be made such as finish color or drop height.
Below we compiled the top eight list of the large quantity lighting we currently have in stock in Industrial Lighting, Pendant Lights, Flush Mounts & Wall Sconces categories. All of the lights below have 10 or more in stock at the time of this posting.
The majority of these lights we salvaged from an old factory facing demolition. In the post, Colonial Eatery Brings Repurposed Architectural Elements view this style of lighting used in a restaurant space.
These lights below consist of antique schoolhouse globes, vintage globes, or milk glass shade paired with a new-made fitter. The finish and type are customizable. These are great examples of a kitchen island or bar lighting available. The post, How to Hang Kitchen Island & Dining Room Lights provides very helpful tips on positioning the pendant lights.
Most of these flush mount lights were salvaged from the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, and the others were uniquely acquired in Europe and New York. Again, turnaround time may vary depending on the quantity, but generally restoration time is around two weeks.
A few of the wall sconces were acquired new stock from Fine Lighting Company. The others were salvaged from the Toy Building, Waldorf Astoria, Greystone Hospital, and NYC Theater.
These are just a few examples of the types of lights we have in stock in larger quantities. Please contact us for specific types or finishes you are searching for. We have a huge inventory not listed online.