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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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Wonderful Vintage LeVerre Francais Cameo Art Glass Lamp
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Wonderful Vintage LeVerre Francais Cameo Art Glass Lamp
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$33025 Bids
MODEL Z table lamp BY LOUIS C. KALFF for PHILIPS, Belgium 1950S
Nov 28, 2:00 PM CET
MODEL Z table lamp BY LOUIS C. KALFF for PHILIPS, Belgium 1950S
by Maison Jules Veilinghuis
Est: €300- €500
€8006 Bids
THREE ROYAL COPENHAGEN POTTERY TABLE LAMPS
Nov 29, 9:00 AM PST
THREE ROYAL COPENHAGEN POTTERY TABLE LAMPS
by Abell Auction
Est: $200- $300
$4004 Bids
Sabino Art Deco "Water Fountain" Table Lamp
Dec 04, 12:00 PM EST
Sabino Art Deco "Water Fountain" Table Lamp
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $800- $1,200
$7503 Bids
Hummel Out of Danger Pair Lamps
Dec 02, 10:00 AM EST
Hummel Out of Danger Pair Lamps
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$702 Bids
After Pierre Le Faguays "Fayral" Table Lamp
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
After Pierre Le Faguays "Fayral" Table Lamp
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $200- $400
$1002 Bids
Aldo van den Nieuwelaar (Dutch 1944 - 2010)
Nov 29, 6:00 PM CET
Aldo van den Nieuwelaar (Dutch 1944 - 2010)
by Adams Amsterdam Auctions
Est: €600- €800
€4252 Bids
Cofrac Art Verrier French Pair Crystal Table Lamps
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Cofrac Art Verrier French Pair Crystal Table Lamps
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
DANIEL LOTTON ART GLASS LAMP 1991
Dec 14, 9:00 AM CST
DANIEL LOTTON ART GLASS LAMP 1991
by Jackson's International
Est: $300- $500
$2501 Bid
SEVRE Style Porcelain Hand Painted Figural Lamp
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
SEVRE Style Porcelain Hand Painted Figural Lamp
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$11 Bid
Brandt Attributed Art Deco Wrought Iron Table Lamp
Dec 18, 12:00 PM EST
Brandt Attributed Art Deco Wrought Iron Table Lamp
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $400- $600
$1001 Bid
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Two Maison Desny Chromed Metal and Glass Table Lamps
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
Two Maison Desny Chromed Metal and Glass Table Lamps
by Doyle New York
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5001 Bid
Pair of Paolo Vernini Murano Glass Table Lamps
Dec 08, 11:00 AM CST
Pair of Paolo Vernini Murano Glass Table Lamps
by Neal Auction Company
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
Extravagante Tischlampe im Stil von Maison Jansen
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Extravagante Tischlampe im Stil von Maison Jansen
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €700- €1,400
€7001 Bid
Extravagante Tischlampe im Stil von Maison Jansen
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Extravagante Tischlampe im Stil von Maison Jansen
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €700- €1,400
€7001 Bid
Tischlampe Ananas
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Tischlampe Ananas
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €600- €1,200
€6001 Bid
Extravagante Bodenlampe im Stil von Maison Jansen
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Extravagante Bodenlampe im Stil von Maison Jansen
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €1,400- €2,800
€1,4001 Bid
Group of (2) 1912 French railroad lamps
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
Group of (2) 1912 French railroad lamps
by South Bay Auctions Inc
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
Designer table lamp, Philippe Barbier for Maison Barbier Paris, 1970s
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Designer table lamp, Philippe Barbier for Maison Barbier Paris, 1970s
by Auktionshaus Wersching
Est: €0- €0
€2201 Bid
PAIR OF ARTEMIDE "LOGICO" TABLE LAMPS
Nov 29, 9:00 AM PST
PAIR OF ARTEMIDE "LOGICO" TABLE LAMPS
by Abell Auction
Est: $400- $600
$3001 Bid
ITALIAN CHROMED METAL TABLE LAMP
Nov 29, 9:00 AM PST
ITALIAN CHROMED METAL TABLE LAMP
by Abell Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1501 Bid
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN (1956-2005) / WÄSTBERG
Dec 06, 2:00 PM CET
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN (1956-2005) / WÄSTBERG
by Bernaerts Auctioneers
Est: €400- €600
€2401 Bid

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