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American Lamps & Lights

Until the 1800s, most Americans were lighting their homes with candles, an expensive and unreliable light source. Candles were often placed in metal holders so they could be carried from room to room without dripping wax. Elaborate hanging candelabras, which used cut glass to enhance the candlelight, were often found high above dining tables and ballrooms in larger homes.

Oil and gas lamps became commonplace as technology advanced. They sat on furniture and utilized ornate glass chimneys and receptacles to hold the fuel needed for the flame and feed the wick with oxygen so it would continue to burn. When gas lamps first appeared, wall sconces became the de rigueur. They were mounted on the walls of more stately homes to accommodate the gas lines that fed lamps with fuel.

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Art Deco period nude nymph lady clock lamp

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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An Art Deco table lamp

May 22, 2018, 12:00 PM PST
Monrovia, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A slag glass table lamp, Edward Miller & Co.

May 22, 2018, 12:00 PM PST
Monrovia, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Pair ceramic seated monkey lamps, multi color, manner of Paul Hansen, 27

May 22, 2018, 5:30 PM EST
Delray Beach, FL, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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THOMAS MOLESWORTH | Table Lamp

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

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THOMAS MOLESWORTH | Floor Lamp

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$18,000 (starting bid)

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THOMAS MOLESWORTH | Table Lamp from Indian Head Ranch, Wyoming

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

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THOMAS MOLESWORTH | Drum Lamp

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

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THOMAS MOLESWORTH | Drum Lamp

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

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THOMAS MOLESWORTH | Table Lamp for Hunter Hereford Ranch, Wyoming

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$2,800 (starting bid)

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THOMAS MOLESWORTH | Table Lamp from Hunter Hereford Ranch, Wyoming

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$2,800 (starting bid)

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Antique American slag glass table lamp

May 23, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Hallandale Beach, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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JOHN DICKINSON | Pair of

May 23, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$8,000 (starting bid)

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CAROLE STUPELL | Table Lamp

May 23, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$2,400 (starting bid)

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NEWCOMB COLLEGE | A Rare Table Lamp

May 24, 2018, 9:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$20,000 (starting bid)

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Two Koch and Lowy Lamps

May 24, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Adjustable desk lamp made by Robert Abbey Inc

May 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$63 (starting bid)

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Kosmos-Brenner Imari vase oil lamp electrified

May 25, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Hallandale Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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American Mid. Century metal table lamp

May 25, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Hallandale Beach, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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HOLMES, BOOTH & HAYDENS NO. 1 KEROSENE SLIP BURNER WITH CHIMNEY

May 25, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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WILMOT MANUFACTURING NO. 1 BURNER AND CHIMNEY SET-UP

May 25, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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F. H. LOVELL & CO. DRUMMOND KEROSENE BURNER AND CHIMNEY

May 25, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Vintage Dietz USA No. 2 D-Lite Kerosene Oil Railroad Lantern LIGHTLY USED

May 28, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Canandaigua, NY, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Penny Farthing tail light lamp made by Millar & Co .

May 29, 2018, 5:30 PM GMT
Belturbet, Ireland

€40 (starting bid)

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GPO bicycle lamp made by Millar & Co.

May 29, 2018, 5:30 PM GMT
Belturbet, Ireland

€40 (starting bid)

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Gordon & Jane Martz (XXe)Paire de lampes

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Gordon & Jane Martz (XXe)Paire de lampes

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Gordon & Jane Martz (XXe)Paire de lampes

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Gordon & Jane Martz (XXe)Lampe

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€1,800 (starting bid)

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Gordon & Jane Martz (XXe)Paire de lampes

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Jane et Gordon Martz (XXe)Lampe

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€1,500 (starting bid)

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George Nakashima (1905-1990)Lampe

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€10,000 (starting bid)

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Gordon & Jane Martz (XXe)Lampadaire

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€1,800 (starting bid)

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Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)Akari, modèle BB3/335

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€4,000 (starting bid)

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Gordon & Jane Martz (XXe)Paire de lampes

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Gordon & Jane Martz (XXe)Paire de lampes

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Gordon & Jane Martz (XXe)Paire de lampes

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€1,800 (starting bid)

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Curtis Jere (XXe)Lampe

May 30, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€5,000 (starting bid)

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PAIR OF BRACKET ANGLE LAMPS.

June 1, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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NINE PIECES OF EARLY LIGHTING.

June 1, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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TWO PIECES: ART NOUVEAU CANDELABRA, AND A DOMED SLAG GLASS SHADE.

June 1, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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BRADLEY AND HUBBARD DOUBLE STUDENT LAMP.

June 1, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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FIVE PIECES OF LIGHTING.

June 1, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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EIGHT-PANEL SLAG GLASS TABLE LAMP.

June 1, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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PAIR OF BRACKET ANGLE LAMPS.

June 1, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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PAIR OF SHIPS LANTERNS.

June 1, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Excellent Great Northern Railway Switch Lantern

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Great Northern Railway Adlake Reliable Lantern

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Karl Springer MING VASE Table Lamp

June 2, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Large Karl Springer BALL Lamp

June 2, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Pair of CITYSCAPE Style Lamps, Manner of Paul Evans

June 2, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Pair of Herb Ritts Lamps

June 2, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Richard Etts Sculptural Lamp

June 2, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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PAIRPOINT REVERSE PAINTED D3054 LAMP

June 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Ferndale, MI, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Gold Iridescent Glass Lamp Shade, mounted as a lamp

June 3, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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