I took a chance on the brass being salvageable, but this set had some serious rust issues. I tried but could not get the brass polish to clean one of these well enough for display. So sadly, I broke out the spray primer and then the brass paint. I also primed and repainted the steel globes.
Anyone have an idea what could have been contained in these globes?
I don't see any sign of rust inside, so I doubt if live plants were ever put in these. And there's no spike or flat part where a candle could have been installed. It's puzzling.
Now I just need the right space for it. Maybe in our entry way, perched above this gossip bench/telephone table?
I've been toying with recovering the seat on this with a vintage pattern fabric, so maybe that's what I'll do, and pair all these pieces together.