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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Bought at a car boot sale over 20 years ago and subsequently languished in a cupboard for 10 years because the shade was in a very poor condition. The paper raffia was faded and broken all over the frame - it was very, very tatty. So in a restoration state of mind, I decided to bring the shade back to life. I photographed the original, stripped the old raffia off the frame, bought new raffia online and got to work. I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. It took FOREVER - weeks and metres and metres of the stuff. Tangles everywhere. I frequently had to fight my cats over possession of it.

    I have never had any reason to restore the dancer and he is as he always was - in pretty good shape - no serial or regd. numbers. Couldn't live without him, he's part of the family!

    Ignore the dust!!!

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Super item, Super Story .... Super Job!!!
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Looks great! I love the battle w/your cats over this restoration. Looks like you won. Nice job!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Ooh! Nice and painful job! I too love the cats battle part, and the pompoms fringe :-))
    4. philmac51 philmac51, 7 years ago
      SEAN68, Manikin, kyratango, ho2cultcha, valentino97, antiquerose, aghcollect and vetraio50
    5. michellerduBois michellerduBois, 7 years ago
      Again you amaze me, I have a Victorian period cream colored shade and I need to re-freshen it as naturally possible from "The great flue smoke out of 2014" And no I am not going to throw it out, the tobacco in the Victorian period -2015.
    6. philmac51 philmac51, 7 years ago
      Hey Michelle - I have 'refreshed' old fabric shades before by filling a bath with a mixture of mild detergent and soap powder and just left them to soak. clean, rinse and dry naturally. But I have no idea what your shade is like or whether that would work for you...?
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Hi Phil, I am not sure if this was made by Reglor or not. It has one of their trademark original shades so I imagine it is, the shade is early 1950's. These lamps are usually stamped,"Reglor of California 1951" or other dates, sometimes no date. The lady is in great condition,but the man is missing. They usually have a male partner, usually always ! As you can see the original shades is still with it but I like them original and not repaired. The shade measures twelve inches from the top to the bottom,and are twenty inches across at the bottom.

      Reglor of California was started in 1947 as a decorative arts company by the sculptor Rena Stein and her husband Ronnie, who first started with plaster sculptures. The name Reglor was based on the cousins Rena and Gloria, Bernie Stien and Rena Stien began Reglor of California in 1947. Reglor is the combination of the names Rena and her cousin Gloria. Credit for the design inspirations is to be shared with Oscar Vega, a production assistant, who actually did most of their designs. Regular lamps were frequently produced as a male and female pair.The distinctive shades of Reglor lamps were also made in house. Production stopped in 1975 when the Reglor factory in Montebello, California burned down. I used to follow the company suits as there were so many being copied. Unfortunately it was so hard to sue because sometimes small things like colour were different. They won maybe one suit or so if I remember. It must have been a headache to continually lose.
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      BTW I have seen this exact sculpture before online.
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Here is a site I have seen before, could not find the exact piece there however. I remember they charged so much, bleeding you dry !!

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