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The John O'Connor Team Newsletter

The Luxury Edition   October 2014

In the News

As someone who loves period furnishings and fixtures, I was happy to be interviewed by the Boston Globe for a piece they were doing on Tom Powers, who owns Light Power in the South End of Boston. As the article states:

Tom Powers lights up when he talks about antique lighting.

Powers’s business, aptly named Light Power, operates out of an old, gritty building on Wareham Street in the South End, where he sells everything from Victorian- and Arts and Crafts-era lighting to pieces from the 1940s, all rewired to code.

As for his favorite piece in his current inventory, Powers shows a visitor a matched pair of circa 1857 gold and black four-light chandeliers with four allegorical visages, framed with gold garlands, gazing down into the room...

"I’ve purchased a number of lights from Tom," says customer John O’Connor of Boston. "I live in a Greek Revival house and I got a pair of fabulous chandeliers from him that I hung in my parlor that are perfectly suited to my house. They make quite the statement, you know!"

To buy these chandeliers, O’Connor took advantage of Powers’s policy of allowing customers who purchase a light from him to trade it in for full credit toward another fixture that better suits their tastes or needs….
The parlor chandeliers and the hall fixture date to 1855, the same year the house was built. I had Tom looking for these for years, and then one day out of the blue he called to say he had found them!

You can reach Tom at 617-423-9790 or visit his website

"To Thine Old House Be True - Light Power" by Colman M. Herman, Globe Correspondent, January 22, 2014, The Boston Globe

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