A great lamp deserves a great finial. Trouble is, finding worthy ornaments is tough at the best of times. Commercial pickings are slim and usually overpriced and you can search antique markets for months before finding something suitable.
Recently I ducked into Douglas Poole Antiques (358 Queen Street East, 416.368.1818) on a whim and there on a carousel towards the back of the shop was the motherlode, finial heaven! Priced between $15 – $35 for singles and pairs, Mr. Poole’s finials are fabulous, light years from the junk you’ll find at Lighting Unlimited.