Appleton Antique Lighting
When Jane Deimezis and her husband opened Appleton Antique Lighting in 1978, did they know that 20-plus years later they would be responsible for restoring fixtures for the Brookline Library and Harvard University? Probably not. But two moves and a shift from general antiques to antique lighting later, the folks at Appleton are still helping the Brookline community. The store features hundreds of side table, floor and ceiling fixtures. Many of the store's quality pieces date from the 1800s, and the younger lamps originated in the 1940s. All lamps in the shop have been updated to meet modern safety regulations.
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm; Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun, Closed
- Handicap Accessible: It's a tightly packed store.
- Payments accepted: American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Personal Check, Visa
- Products: Unique antique lighting fixtures and accessories
- Services: Gift certificates, Repair, Shipping
- ATM: No
- Public restrooms: No
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Private events: No
- What makes this community special?: Brookline is a very vibrant community, with a lot of old homes. It's also a location that is accessible to Boston and several other communities.
- What is one question to ask before buying an antique or collectible?: They should ask themselves if they appreciate the item. Does it make you smile? If it does, then it's good.
- Multi-dealer store: No
- Antiques services: Appraisal
- What questions should customers ask before making a major purchase?: Many pieces on online auction sites and flea markets often need expensive restoration and rewiring to bring them up to code. Customers should ask the condition of the piece before purchasing. The piece should have aesthetic value and be functional.