Floor Lamps & Lights

Today, floor lamps are a practical staple in many modern homes, but that wasn’t always the case. Floor lamps evolved from candelabras and torche?res, which featured candles at the top of a sturdy base, and first appeared in France towards the end of the seventeenth century. As floor lamps became more popular, the bases and shades became more decorative than their purely functional predecessors.

Modern and antique floor lamps can be found in a variety of styles including Art Deco, Victorian, mid-century modern, Regency, Italian, Neoclassical, Queen Anne, and Venetian. The mid-century era was a particularly active time in the design of floor lamps. Several iconic styles including the Arco, one of the most iconic pieces of lighting design ever, developed during the mid-century movement.


Quick Facts

  • The oft-copied Arco floor lamp, designed in 1962 by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, is comprised of a smooth metal arc rising from a sturdy marble base with a globe-like metal shade
  • Authentic antique Tiffany floor lamps, while somewhat rare, offer exceptional leaded-glass shades in both downward and upward facing orientations
  • Two 19th century replicas of giltwood and bronze bespoke 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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Pair of vintage turned wood standard lamps, each approx 180cm H (2)
Oct 31, 4:00 PM AEDT
Pair of vintage turned wood standard lamps, each approx 180cm H (2)
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD1606 Bids
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Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (Italian) Toio Floor Lamp, designed 1962
Oct 19, 6:00 PM AEDT
Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (Italian) Toio Floor Lamp, designed 1962
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD2604 Bids
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Sandro Santantonio (Italian, b. 1977)
Oct 19, 6:00 PM AEDT
Sandro Santantonio (Italian, b. 1977)
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD600- AUD800
AUD5402 Bids
PAIR OF BRASS CHAPMAN STYLE FLOOR LAMPS
Oct 27, 11:00 AM EDT
PAIR OF BRASS CHAPMAN STYLE FLOOR LAMPS
by Kamelot Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
THREE SHAKER WORKSHOPS CHERRY FLOOR LAMPS
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
THREE SHAKER WORKSHOPS CHERRY FLOOR LAMPS
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
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METAL FLOOR LAMP
Oct 19, 12:00 PM EDT
METAL FLOOR LAMP
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
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BRASS FLOOR LAMP
Oct 19, 12:00 PM EDT
BRASS FLOOR LAMP
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
Victorian gilt metal and onyx glass floor lamp
Oct 18, 2:00 PM PDT
Victorian gilt metal and onyx glass floor lamp
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $80- $150
$201 Bid
MESSENGER’S PATENT BRASS FLOOR LAMP
Oct 26, 10:00 AM EDT
MESSENGER’S PATENT BRASS FLOOR LAMP
by Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Est: $300- $500
$1751 Bid
Continental Giltwood Floor Lamp, H: 67 in
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Continental Giltwood Floor Lamp, H: 67 in
by Weschler's
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
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MODERN FLOOR LAMP
Oct 19, 12:00 PM EDT
MODERN FLOOR LAMP
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
Traditional Carved Wood Torchiere Style Floor Lamp
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
Traditional Carved Wood Torchiere Style Floor Lamp
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Brass standard lamp, bankers lamp and oriental lidded vase (3)
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Brass standard lamp, bankers lamp and oriental lidded vase (3)
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD601 Bid
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Art Deco Bridge Lamp
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
Art Deco Bridge Lamp
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
Floor Lamp
Oct 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Floor Lamp
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
PAIR OF KOCH & LOWY CHROME FLOOR LAMPS
Oct 19, 11:00 AM EDT
PAIR OF KOCH & LOWY CHROME FLOOR LAMPS
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $1,000
$501 Bid
A mid-century teak cantilever floor lamp,
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A mid-century teak cantilever floor lamp,
by Sworders
Est: £600- £800
£4800 Bids
A modern free-standing four-piece wooden floor sculpture,
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A modern free-standing four-piece wooden floor sculpture,
by Sworders
Est: £100- £200
£800 Bids
Two fibreglass and plaster floor lamps,
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Two fibreglass and plaster floor lamps,
by Sworders
Est: £300- £500
£2400 Bids
A 'Model 626' floor lamp,
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A 'Model 626' floor lamp,
by Sworders
Est: £150- £200
£1200 Bids
A collection of architectural elevations and floor plans,
Oct 19, 10:00 AM BST
A collection of architectural elevations and floor plans,
by Sworders
Est: £200- £300
£1600 Bids
Italian Grand Tour Style Slag Glass Floor Lamps
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Italian Grand Tour Style Slag Glass Floor Lamps
by Showplace
Est: $800- $1,000
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Floor Lamps & Lights


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