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Antique Lamps & Lights

Antique lamp styles tend to come back into fashion on a cyclical basis. Many famous vintage American lamp designs are reproduced at major retailers today; however, there is nothing like a genuine antique lamp to bring a touch of history to any room.

Antique Tiffany lamps are some of the most in-demand pieces for modern collectors. With original hand-leaded glass shades in a wide variety of organic designs and colors, these vintage lamps carry with them a time-honored tradition of craftsmanship and stunning appearance.

Antique chandeliers are also highly coveted pieces. Their ornate crystal and delicate cut-glass details bring a touch of old world charm and grandeur to entryways and dining rooms. Some of the most famous mid-century examples include the striking Italian Venini chandeliers that use Murano glass and rich gold detailing.


Quick Facts

  • Murano glass, including enameled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), and multicolored glass (millefiori), is handmade on an island near Venice using centuries-old techniques
  • Tiffany lamps come in a variety of styles, the Trumpet Creeper, the Tiffany Table Lamp, the Wisteria Tiffany Lamp, and the Pink Lotus Tiffany Lamp, and sell for prices between $600 thousand and $2.8 million at auction
  • Two 19th century replicas of giltwood and bronze torche?res commissioned by Louis XV in 1770 for a masked ball recently sold for over $400,000

Recommended Items at Auction

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Antique glass lamp with flue and blue and amber jug (2)
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Antique glass lamp with flue and blue and amber jug (2)
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD20- AUD40
AUD506 Bids
Antique Dietz Sport Skaters Lantern
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Antique Dietz Sport Skaters Lantern
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$465 Bids
Victorian GWTW Ball Shade Lamp
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Victorian GWTW Ball Shade Lamp
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$175 Bids
The Rochester Victorian Oil Lamp
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
The Rochester Victorian Oil Lamp
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$213 Bids
ANTIQUE OIL LAMP W/PAINTED SHADE, NICE
Nov 07, 1:00 PM EDT
ANTIQUE OIL LAMP W/PAINTED SHADE, NICE
by Simonetta Auction Service
Est: $15- $35
$42 Bids
Antique Miniature Glass Oil Lamp And Epergne
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Antique Miniature Glass Oil Lamp And Epergne
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$132 Bids
A VINTAGE VETRI MURANO ART GLASS MUSHROOM LAMP
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
A VINTAGE VETRI MURANO ART GLASS MUSHROOM LAMP
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$101 Bid
EARLY 20TH CENTURY PAIRPOINT REVERSE PAINTED
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
EARLY 20TH CENTURY PAIRPOINT REVERSE PAINTED
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2501 Bid
Antique Natural Wood Form Lamp Base
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Antique Natural Wood Form Lamp Base
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
Victorian G.W.T.W. Oil Lamp Base
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Victorian G.W.T.W. Oil Lamp Base
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
Dietz No. 3 Station Lamp lantern, 19th c.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Dietz No. 3 Station Lamp lantern, 19th c.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $80- $120
$401 Bid
Two Dietz Acme Inspector Lamps, 19th c.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Two Dietz Acme Inspector Lamps, 19th c.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Wrought iron rush lamp, early 19th c.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Wrought iron rush lamp, early 19th c.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $160- $220
$801 Bid
Plume and Atwood Harvard Student Lamp
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Plume and Atwood Harvard Student Lamp
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
Antique CT HAM MFG. CO. No. 20 Railroad Lantern
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique CT HAM MFG. CO. No. 20 Railroad Lantern
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Antique W. E. Teale & Co. Brass Miners Lamp
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique W. E. Teale & Co. Brass Miners Lamp
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
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Pr 19c Griffin Footed Brass Prickets now Lamps
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Pr 19c Griffin Footed Brass Prickets now Lamps
by Neely Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Antique Bronze/Brass Banker's Lamp with Trinket Holder Base, 9"H x 8 1/2"W, EC
Jan 15, 1:00 PM EST
Antique Bronze/Brass Banker's Lamp with Trinket Holder Base, 9"H x 8 1/2"W, EC
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Giacometti Manner 'Tete De Femme' Plaster Lamps
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Giacometti Manner 'Tete De Femme' Plaster Lamps
by Showplace
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$5000 Bids
Figürliche Tischlampe.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Figürliche Tischlampe.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€2800 Bids
Petroleum lamp, end of the 19th c
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
Petroleum lamp, end of the 19th c
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€600 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Antique Lamps & Lights


Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus

Leski Auctions Pty Ltd

Leski Auctions Pty Ltd

Cottone Auctions

Cottone Auctions