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European Lamps & Lights

European craftsman are responsible for some of the most iconic lamp designs and styles in history. Much of the evolution of chandeliers, candelabra, and modern lamps occurred in Europe.

While more ornate forms were commonly found in places of worship, palaces of royalty, and residences of heads of state, mass-produced lamps for the average consumer have also served to guide the evolution of lamps and lighting. From the functional French Argand oil lamp, to English pottery style lamps from Wedgwood, to exquisitely ornate Rococo-style Italian and French chandeliers, there is a rich history of lighting and lamp design in Europe.


Quick Facts

  • The world’s largest Bohemian chandelier is a 4.5-ton crystal chandelier comprised of 750 lamps and was gifted to the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul by Queen Victoria
  • A beautifully ornate Argand lamp was recently appraised on the Antique Roadshow for $8,000-$10,000
  • Italian designer Giulio Salviati’s one-of-a-kind 19th-century crystal glass gothic chandelier is estimated to be worth over $1,000,000

Recommended Items at Auction

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KELEMEN KUATRO FROSTED FUSED GLASS LIGHTED MENORAH
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
KELEMEN KUATRO FROSTED FUSED GLASS LIGHTED MENORAH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$658 Bids
French brass three light briolette lamp, approx 39cm H
Oct 31, 4:00 PM AEDT
French brass three light briolette lamp, approx 39cm H
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD904 Bids
(2 Pc) Large Greco Roman Bronze Lamps
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
(2 Pc) Large Greco Roman Bronze Lamps
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$1203 Bids
VENINI
Oct 28, 2:30 PM CEST
VENINI
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €700- €800
€7502 Bids
French oil lamp, with green glass reservoir, approx 24cm H
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
French oil lamp, with green glass reservoir, approx 24cm H
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD302 Bids
Christabelle Italian Modern Space Age Table lamp
Nov 10, 2:00 PM EST
Christabelle Italian Modern Space Age Table lamp
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$251 Bid
TAKAHAMA KAZUHIDE
Oct 28, 2:30 PM CEST
TAKAHAMA KAZUHIDE
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €900- €1,000
€9001 Bid
Design XXème siècle CASTIGLIONI Achille (1918 - 2002), CASTIGLIONI Pier Giacomo (1913 - 1968)
Nov 03, 6:30 PM CET
Design XXème siècle CASTIGLIONI Achille (1918 - 2002), CASTIGLIONI Pier Giacomo (1913 - 1968)
by Vanderkindere
Est: €600- €800
€6001 Bid
LAMPADA DA TAVOLO A TRE LUCI IN BRONZO DORATO E METALLO
Nov 06, 11:00 AM CET
LAMPADA DA TAVOLO A TRE LUCI IN BRONZO DORATO E METALLO
by Pierre Bergé & Associés
Est: €100- €300
€1001 Bid
Murano Italian White Glass Hanging Ceiling Lamp
Nov 10, 2:00 PM EST
Murano Italian White Glass Hanging Ceiling Lamp
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$251 Bid
Post Modern Space Age ALIEN UFO Chrome Table Lamps
Nov 10, 2:00 PM EST
Post Modern Space Age ALIEN UFO Chrome Table Lamps
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$251 Bid
Vintage Murano Pink Swirl Glass Mushroom Lamp
Oct 27, 4:00 PM EDT
Vintage Murano Pink Swirl Glass Mushroom Lamp
by Anzardo's Fine Arts
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
Group of brass lighting, 19th and 20th c.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Group of brass lighting, 19th and 20th c.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
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Gae AULENTI 1927-2012 Lampadaire de la série "Locus Solus" - 1963
Oct 28, 6:00 PM CEST
Gae AULENTI 1927-2012 Lampadaire de la série "Locus Solus" - 1963
by Artcurial
Est: €3,000- €5,000
€3,0001 Bid
Vintage Radio and Lamp
Oct 30, 9:00 AM EDT
Vintage Radio and Lamp
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
Tiffany Studios, New York Jewel and Feather Table Lamp
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Tiffany Studios, New York Jewel and Feather Table Lamp
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $7,000- $10,000
$3,5001 Bid
Große Historismus-Deckenampel.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM CEST
Große Historismus-Deckenampel.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€201 Bid
CASTIGLIONI ACHILLE
Oct 28, 2:30 PM CEST
CASTIGLIONI ACHILLE
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €900- €1,000
€9001 Bid
CASTIGLIONI ACHILLE
Oct 28, 2:30 PM CEST
CASTIGLIONI ACHILLE
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €900- €1,000
€9001 Bid
PANSECA FILIPPO
Oct 28, 2:30 PM CEST
PANSECA FILIPPO
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €400- €450
€4001 Bid
GREGOTTI V.MENEGHETTI L.STOPPINO G.
Oct 28, 2:30 PM CEST
GREGOTTI V.MENEGHETTI L.STOPPINO G.
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €500- €550
€5001 Bid
A Figural French Spelter Lamp of a Boy and Dog with Cut Glass Shade (H:50cm)
Oct 28, 10:00 AM AEDT
A Figural French Spelter Lamp of a Boy and Dog with Cut Glass Shade (H:50cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD1001 Bid
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Pr Barye French 9 light Dragon Candelabra Lamps
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Pr Barye French 9 light Dragon Candelabra Lamps
by Neely Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Mazda-lamp, France, Art Déco, Middle of 20th c., black
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
Mazda-lamp, France, Art Déco, Middle of 20th c., black
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €250- €500
€2400 Bids

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