Founded in 1974, Paul Sahlin started Paul Sahlin Tiffany by buying original antique Tiffany style lamps, repairing / restoring them, and then re-selling them. He soon found that original antique Tiffany lamps were few and far between, so he decided to "reproduce them" in order to supply the growing demand for stained glass lamps. Through the years, the Paul Sahlin Tiffany line has changed in many ways. Their team has focused on their abilities to see current trends in design and decorating, including color, shapes, designs, and patterns. Paul Sahlin Tiffany prides themselves in offering a classic and traditional art form in updated patterns and colors. Some of their patterns and styles are exclusives and protected by copyright.
All of Paul Sahlin Tiffany's stained glass lamps are real glass. Each stained glass shade is hand foiled with copper foil, and then soldered together by craftsmen. No two pieces of glass are exactly alike. They do have some blisters, seeds, lines, and variations in the surface. These are not defects, but are simply characteristic of hand crafted stained glass.
The art of stained glass is the process of hand cutting sheets of different colored glass in a specific pattern to create a unique design. The glass which is used to make stained glass items has special properties in order to give it the neccessary strength and durability.
All glass is made of sand melted down into a molten state. Stained glass is then poured into sheet form, and hand cut to fit a specific pattern.
"Stained Glass" - glass colored in any of various ways, as of fusing metallic oxides into it, by enameling, by burning pigments into its surface, etc. (webster's definition)
Because of the construction, when a stained glass shade is tapped with an object the resulting sound is deadened and totally different then the sound made by tapping ordinary window glass.
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What is the height of the base of Paul Sahlin Tiffany Mission Style Boom Arm Tiffany Desk Lamp - PST-1312?
Paul Sahlin Tiffany Mission Style Boom Arm Tiffany Desk Lamp
Paul Sahlin Tiffany (the manufacturer), advised that the measurement from the bottom of the base to the hing of this table lamp is 13.5"(Read More)
Is it possible to buy only the lampshade for this Paul Sahlin Tiffany Mission Style Tiffany Table Lamp - PST-1247-2? We have the base already, but we broke the lampshade accidentally.
Paul Sahlin Tiffany Mission Style Tiffany Table Lamp
Unfortunately, Arcadian Lighting does not provide any parts. However, if this table lamp from Paul Sahlin Tiffany was originally purchased from Arcadian Lighting then we can send the manufacture a request for a replacement shade. If the item was bought through a different retail store you will need to contact them directly. Other wise yo...(Read More)