clean a stiffel lamp?
My inlaws bought a pair of new stiffel bright brass lamps a decade ago or more. I always thought these were the best lamps you could get but in oticed they started to look crackled. I did some research and discovered they are likely zync, brass plated, coated with laquer and the the crackling I am seeing is likely the laquer starting to come off.
Anyway...is there a simple way to clean these up or must the laquer be removed, the brass shined and the lamps resealed with something....this seams rediculous for such expensive lamps.....heck I could get junkers that look better and replaced them every few years....what am I missing here....whats the aura around stiffel all about if the they are pealing...THANKS!