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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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Table lamp designed by Marco Colombo/Mario Barbaglia
Feb 22, 10:00 AM AEDT
Table lamp designed by Marco Colombo/Mario Barbaglia
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD2809 Bids
Aerozon D.R.G.M. Germany Parrot Lamp
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Aerozon D.R.G.M. Germany Parrot Lamp
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1208 Bids
French Maiden Bronzed Nude Table Lamp 106cm in Height
Feb 25, 12:00 PM AEDT
French Maiden Bronzed Nude Table Lamp 106cm in Height
by Pottle Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD3507 Bids
Pair of Richard Sapper Artemide Tizio Desk Lamps
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Pair of Richard Sapper Artemide Tizio Desk Lamps
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1755 Bids
A large Murano glass table lamp, mounted on brass base. 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm.) h.
Feb 21, 9:00 AM PST
A large Murano glass table lamp, mounted on brass base. 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm.) h.
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $70- $90
$1105 Bids
Empire-Style Gilt Metal and Marble Lamp
Feb 21, 11:00 AM CST
Empire-Style Gilt Metal and Marble Lamp
by Neal Auction Company
Est: $100- $150
$905 Bids
A Murano style blown glass and table lamp, 18 1/2 in. (47 cm.) h
Feb 21, 9:00 AM PST
A Murano style blown glass and table lamp, 18 1/2 in. (47 cm.) h
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $40- $60
$805 Bids
French Art Deco Paris Star Frosted Glass Lamp
Feb 24, 11:00 AM EST
French Art Deco Paris Star Frosted Glass Lamp
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $50- $15,000
$1005 Bids
ARGENTIERE ITALIANO DEL XX SECOLO - A pair of silver and glass oil lamps, body decorated with figures of putti
Feb 22, 11:00 AM CET
ARGENTIERE ITALIANO DEL XX SECOLO - A pair of silver and glass oil lamps, body decorated with figures of putti
by Capitolium Art
Est: €1,700- €2,200
€1,9004 Bids
Max Le Verrier 1891-1973 Bronze Art Deco Nude Lamp
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Max Le Verrier 1891-1973 Bronze Art Deco Nude Lamp
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2754 Bids
French Art Nouveau Lamp on Alabaster Base
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
French Art Nouveau Lamp on Alabaster Base
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $300- $600
$1103 Bids
Desk lamp by Tolomeo by Artemide (125cm)
Feb 22, 10:00 AM AEDT
Desk lamp by Tolomeo by Artemide (125cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD303 Bids
Vtg Italian Tole Yellow Canary Birds Table Lamp
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Vtg Italian Tole Yellow Canary Birds Table Lamp
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$353 Bids
Capodimonte Pierced Lamp
Feb 25, 7:00 PM EST
Capodimonte Pierced Lamp
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $120- $250
$52 Bids
Ernest Justin Ferrand (French, 1846-1932) Bronze Lamp
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Ernest Justin Ferrand (French, 1846-1932) Bronze Lamp
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $150- $300
$552 Bids
ITALIAN MID-CENTURY MURANO ART GLASS FOUR-LIGHT FLOOR LAMP
Feb 23, 10:00 AM CST
ITALIAN MID-CENTURY MURANO ART GLASS FOUR-LIGHT FLOOR LAMP
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $400
$1752 Bids
Art Nouveau Italian Alabaster Figural Table Lamp, Signed Pozzi
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
Art Nouveau Italian Alabaster Figural Table Lamp, Signed Pozzi
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $100- $1,000
$1252 Bids
Art Nouveau Figural Newel Post Lamp after MOREAU
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Art Nouveau Figural Newel Post Lamp after MOREAU
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $150- $300
$401 Bid
Attributed to Durand Pulled Feather Art Glass Torchiere Lamp
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Attributed to Durand Pulled Feather Art Glass Torchiere Lamp
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$251 Bid
SPELTER FIGURAL LAMP AFTER A. MOREAU
Feb 23, 10:00 AM CST
SPELTER FIGURAL LAMP AFTER A. MOREAU
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Pair of Bohemian Green Art Glass Lamps
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Pair of Bohemian Green Art Glass Lamps
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$401 Bid
Maitland Smith Ball Lamp Manner of Karl Springer
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Maitland Smith Ball Lamp Manner of Karl Springer
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
Lucien Gau Bouillotte Lampe
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CET
Lucien Gau Bouillotte Lampe
by Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€1001 Bid

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