Frequently Asked Questions

Before contacting us, please browse our FAQ.
Can I use the lighting items in the UK?

Yes, all our lighting is professionally re-wired by  a certified electrician to conform with current standards of safety and usage unless otherwise specified.

Where can I see the items displayed?

The items can be viewed  by appointment at our storeroom in Surrey.  Many of our items are on display at a showroom in Hungerford, Berkshire where we have been selling lighting for more than 20 years.


Are all your products genuine antiques?

We have handled many items over the course of our trading, and using our experience, will only buy items that we know to be genuinely antique.  We will always mention replacement glass drops, shades or anything that we suspect has been added or altered over the years.

Our dateline is 19thC up to the early part of the 20thC, but if we feel an item is particularly suitable for our stock, we will buy pre 1950’s chandeliers especially if they are in pairs.  

All of our stock is original; we do not deal in modern copies and for this reason we don’t carry a large range. We hand pick individual, quality items that are genuinely antique, have been well made, and would look good in most settings.


How can I buy with Confidence?

Established 23 years ago, Lancaster Antiques have specialised in period Lighting, Chandeliers, Brass and Copper since 1988. We sell mostly pre 1930’s, original, gas and candle powered items converted to electricity, or early 20th chandeliers, lamps, and antique candlesticks. Our lighting is rewired by a qualified electrician to comply with UK regulations unless specified.

We have been selling period lighting, Chandeliers, Brass and Copper in one of the best Antique shops in the UK for over 20 years. The shop has a very prestigious client base and we have a very good reputation there.  Since my daughter has joined the business I have embraced change and now have an online presence both here and with Selling Antiques.

If there is something you are specifically looking for please email us as we have stock coming in all the time waiting to be rewired, and it is possible we may have just what you are looking for.

We always aim to describe items as accurately as possible, flaws and all, but if further information is required please do not hesitate to get in touch, and we will help in any way we can, and provide more photographs where possible.

We have been registered with PayPal for several years which gives both parties piece of mind.

Delivery and Postage costs

Postage and packing costs haven’t been included in all prices because many of the items are large and delivery or collection can be arranged. We have a firm of couriers who travel to most parts of the country each month and will supply very reasonable quotes for delivery of the larger items.

Any items we can ship or post will be wrapped and boxed securely, and an email confirming the date of postage will be sent.

Wendy and Lois Lancaster
07540 899921 (Wendy) or 07779 616917 (Lois)