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Lamps & Lights - General

Lamps and lighting have come a long way from when man first created fire in their primitive cave dwellings. From authentic Tiffany lamps, to antique chandeliers, to mid-century modern Marbro lamps, lighting has gone from merely illuminating our homes to adding style to our spaces.

Lamps first appeared as rudimentary containers using natural materials soaked in animal fat as the fuel. Although the basic principle has remained the same, lamps have undergone substantial design changes. Today, antique chandeliers, lamps, sconces, and candelabras are available in a variety of styles for collectors looking to add interest to their homes.

The evolution of lamps is fascinating, from the first kerosene and oil lamps introduced in Persia in 900 BC, to the refinement of gas lighting in Europe in the 17th century, to the electrical lighting innovations of the 19th and 20th centuries which led to more compact, safe, and energy-efficient bulbs. Around that same time, lamps were becoming statement pieces in the home with leaded-glass shades, crystal chandeliers, and ornately-carved sconces. Tiffany lamps, created by the famed New York design studio starting around 1895, are some of the most coveted lamps available today.

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Fenton Glass Lamp Opalescent Blue Coin Dot Electric 20" tall , MIB
Jan 22, 1:00 PM EST
Fenton Glass Lamp Opalescent Blue Coin Dot Electric 20" tall , MIB
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$13012 Bids
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VINTAGE ADLAKE RAILROAD LANTERN WITH RED GLOBE
Dec 09, 12:00 PM EST
VINTAGE ADLAKE RAILROAD LANTERN WITH RED GLOBE
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$127 Bids
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HAMPTON BAY 4 PACK LED METAL PATHWAY LIGHT
Dec 08, 12:00 PM EST
HAMPTON BAY 4 PACK LED METAL PATHWAY LIGHT
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$86 Bids
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WOOD SANTA WITH LANTERN
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
WOOD SANTA WITH LANTERN
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$126 Bids
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KEROSENE LANTERN WITH PLASTIC INNER COVER
Dec 09, 12:00 PM EST
KEROSENE LANTERN WITH PLASTIC INNER COVER
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$175 Bids
Six Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns
Dec 06, 9:00 AM EST
Six Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$2105 Bids
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BON HOME CULINARY HEAT LAMP
Dec 09, 9:00 AM EST
BON HOME CULINARY HEAT LAMP
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$64 Bids
Four Halloween lanterns
Dec 06, 9:00 AM EST
Four Halloween lanterns
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $160- $220
$1104 Bids
Vintage Abalone Shell Lamp-Works-Circa 1940’s, 8"L x 9"H
Jan 15, 1:00 PM EST
Vintage Abalone Shell Lamp-Works-Circa 1940’s, 8"L x 9"H
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
SEATED FIGURE TABLE LAMP.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
SEATED FIGURE TABLE LAMP.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $30- $40
$403 Bids
15” working cast iron parrot lamp
Dec 09, 9:00 AM EST
15” working cast iron parrot lamp
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$1103 Bids
Three composition Jack-o-Lantern candle cups, etc.
Dec 06, 9:00 AM EST
Three composition Jack-o-Lantern candle cups, etc.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1702 Bids
2 Oil Lamps & 1 Electric Lamp
Dec 12, 2:00 PM EST
2 Oil Lamps & 1 Electric Lamp
by Pace & Hong Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$142 Bids
Three Gilt Candlestick Lamps,
Dec 08, 10:00 AM AEDT
Three Gilt Candlestick Lamps,
by Aalders Auctions
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD702 Bids
A white desk lamp with magnifier by Anglepoise
Dec 07, 10:00 AM AEDT
A white desk lamp with magnifier by Anglepoise
by Gibson's Auctions
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD402 Bids
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MONKEYS CLIMBING PALM LAMP
Dec 09, 9:00 AM EST
MONKEYS CLIMBING PALM LAMP
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$52 Bids
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COOKIE CUTTERS, KITCHEN STORAGE AND BATTERY OPERATED LANTERN
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
COOKIE CUTTERS, KITCHEN STORAGE AND BATTERY OPERATED LANTERN
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$22 Bids
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ASSORTMENT OF CANDLES
Dec 09, 9:00 AM EST
ASSORTMENT OF CANDLES
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$42 Bids
5 Aladdin lamp finials measuring 3.25”-4”
Dec 08, 9:00 AM EST
5 Aladdin lamp finials measuring 3.25”-4”
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
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ASSORTMENT OF CANDLES
Dec 09, 9:00 AM EST
ASSORTMENT OF CANDLES
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$32 Bids
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LIFE THE AMERICAN SPIRIT CHALLENGES OF SEPT 11 AND YANKEE CANDLE
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
LIFE THE AMERICAN SPIRIT CHALLENGES OF SEPT 11 AND YANKEE CANDLE
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$32 Bids
A solar street lamp (head only) 56 x 19 cm
Dec 11, 6:00 PM AEDT
A solar street lamp (head only) 56 x 19 cm
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD152 Bids
Antique Very Colorful Stain Glass Eight Panel Lamp, 20" Dia x 25"H, Shade Been Repaired
Jan 15, 1:00 PM EST
Antique Very Colorful Stain Glass Eight Panel Lamp, 20" Dia x 25"H, Shade Been Repaired
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid

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