I am currently working on a renovation project - an antique gas lantern from a local hotel. It is no longer gas, of course, but is used as a main light outside the entrance of the hotel. It is completely covered in thick lead paint, which is an absolutely nightmare to remove. It's a shame that such details are covered in thick black paint.
The lantern is copper and brass, but leaving is exposed means a lot of cleaning. It's been enjoyable stripping the lantern, just to see what lay beneath. Here are some more photos of the lantern, this is the beginning of the project, so will update as I go along.