how to hide cord in 'french wired' lamp

zoeycooksJanuary 28, 2010

Just bought two table lamps from restoration hardware. They are beautiful but are "french wired" which means the wire comes out of the socket! Looks terrible. Is there any way to hide the cord along the body of the lamp? Otherwise I think they will be going back to the store.


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Often with French wired lamps, the cord is glued or attached to the side of the base, so that it follows the contour of the lamp base. This is somewhat acceptable for some bases, especially if they are carved in such a way that there is a groove that the wire can fit into, but for many bases this does not work. Alternatively, you might be able to have the lamp rewired, providing the base is either hollow or has a wireway.

What is the base made of, and how does it look?

    Bookmark   January 28, 2010 at 11:31AM
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Thank you so much for your reply!

The base is made of solid crystal.

Here is a link that might be useful: restoration hardware

    Bookmark   January 28, 2010 at 1:00PM
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