Welcome to our FAQ page, where we provide answers to common questions about my antique and vintage lighting.  If you have any additional inquiries, please feel free to contact me directly, and I will be happy to assist.
What is the difference between antique and vintage shades/fixtures?

Antique lighting refers to fixtures/shades that are typically over 100 years old and hold historical significance. Vintage fixtures/shades refer to pieces that are from a specific era or time period, usually between 20 and 100 years old. Both antique and vintage fixtures/shades offer unique designs and craftsmanship, but the distinction lies in their age and historical context.

How do you ensure the authenticity of your antique and vintage lighting shades/fixtures?

We take authenticity very seriously. We conduct a thorough research and verification processes to ensure the authenticity and provenance of each shade/fixture in our collection. We work with trusted sources, reputable dealers, and rely on our extensive knowledge and expertise in the field to curate genuine pieces.

Are your antique and vintage lighting fixtures restored?

Yes, my shades/fixtures undergo careful restoration to preserve their original beauty and functionality. The restoration process involves cleaning, rewiring, adding new hardware, repairing any damage, and ensuring that the fixtures meet modern safety standards while maintaining their historical integrity.

Can I use antique and vintage lighting fixtures in my modern home?

Absolutely! Antique and vintage lighting fixtures can add a unique touch of character and charm to any modern space. They create a captivating juxtaposition and become focal points that enhance the overall aesthetic. Carroll at River Lighting offer a wide range of styles to suit various interior design preferences, allowing you to seamlessly incorporate these timeless pieces into your modern home.

How do I maintain antique and vintage lighting fixtures?

Regular dusting and cleaning with a soft cloth are usually sufficient for maintaining the appearance of your antique and vintage lighting fixtures. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that may damage the delicate surfaces.

How will my antique/vintage lighting fixtures ship?

We offer reliable shipping services to ensure safe delivery of your antique/vintage fixtures. We take great care in packaging and protecting each fixture to prevent any damage during transit. Shipping options, costs, and estimated delivery times will vary depending on your location.

Can you expedite my order?

If current order volume and lead time allows, I’d be more than happy to expedite your order, please contact me to check on lead time.

What if I need to return my purchase?

We strive to provide accurate descriptions and detailed photographs of each item in our collection to give you a clear understanding of its condition and appearance. However, if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we gladly accept returns, our policy is as follows;

  • Please contact us within: 14 days of delivery
  • Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery, buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
  • 20% restock fee
  • Items must be in original condition and not installed
  • Damaged wire will reflect a deduction of $3 per ft
  • Custom items cannot be returned
Safety information?

At Carroll at River Lighting all fixtures are made using UL rated components.


It is entirely the buyer’s responsibility to verify that Carroll at River Lighting fixtures will be compliant with all local, state, and/or country electrical or code requirements. If you are unsure, please consult a local electrician or code professional prior to placing your order. In purchasing from Carroll at River Lighting you agree to this compliance policy.