Best Way to Clean Copper Lamp???
We have recently inherited a very old and beautiful Copper table lamp with some kind of inserts in the shade. The whole thing weights a ton! I don't know what the inserts are, but it reminds me of the inside of a clam shell, but much too huge for that (I think?)
I would like to clean it real good and be able to keep the finish looking nice. It has green tarnish and looks real dark. The inserts can be taken out by bending little tabs on the inside, but I affraid to bend them, for fear of them breaking off. Does anyone know what works best for cleaning both the copper and the ??? inserts?
Also, does a lamp like this loose some value if it is rewired? The wiring looks bad enough that I would rather not use it, although it has been used up until we brought it home.