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Lamps & Lights

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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Tiffany Style “Sunrise” Serena d’italia Art Glass Table Lamp 23 in. (58.4 cm.)
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Tiffany Style “Sunrise” Serena d’italia Art Glass Table Lamp 23 in. (58.4 cm.)
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$4615 Bids
Coleman Model #316 Arc lantern with oak case
Mar 21, 4:00 PM EDT
Coleman Model #316 Arc lantern with oak case
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $100- $500
$95014 Bids
Tiffany Style Serena d’italia Art Glass Table Lamp 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm.)
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Tiffany Style Serena d’italia Art Glass Table Lamp 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm.)
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$6514 Bids
MOE BRIDGES Reverse Painted Lamp
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
MOE BRIDGES Reverse Painted Lamp
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $300- $600
$18011 Bids
20th Century French Baccarat Column Twist Lamp
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
20th Century French Baccarat Column Twist Lamp
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$9511 Bids
TIFFANY STYLE LAMP (WORKS)
Feb 29, 12:00 PM CST
TIFFANY STYLE LAMP (WORKS)
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$2411 Bids
Adlake Railroad Switch Lantern
Feb 26, 4:00 PM EST
Adlake Railroad Switch Lantern
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$9010 Bids
Mid Century Modern Teak Wood Table Lamp
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Mid Century Modern Teak Wood Table Lamp
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $200- $400
$1309 Bids
Pair of French Art Deco Style Bronze Sconces
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Pair of French Art Deco Style Bronze Sconces
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $250- $450
$1908 Bids
ALACITE ALADDIN LAMPS URANIUM GLASS VINTAGE ANTIQUE
Feb 26, 1:00 PM CST
ALACITE ALADDIN LAMPS URANIUM GLASS VINTAGE ANTIQUE
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$458 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
Five Industrial Chrome and Glass Wall Lights
Feb 29, 10:00 AM PST
Five Industrial Chrome and Glass Wall Lights
by Abell Auction
Est: $100- $100,000
$6508 Bids
Fabulous Pair of Gilt Floral Wall Sconces with Amber Gemstones
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Fabulous Pair of Gilt Floral Wall Sconces with Amber Gemstones
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $300- $600
$907 Bids
Tiffany Studios, Greek lamp base
Feb 29, 11:00 AM CST
Tiffany Studios, Greek lamp base
by Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $700- $1,000
$7507 Bids
Angle poise multi-colored desk lamp by Paul Smith (70cm)
Feb 29, 10:00 AM AEDT
Angle poise multi-colored desk lamp by Paul Smith (70cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD707 Bids
Pair Pink Rose Quartz and Rock Crystal Table Lamps
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Pair Pink Rose Quartz and Rock Crystal Table Lamps
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$4006 Bids
Skaters lantern with RARE blue globe
Mar 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Skaters lantern with RARE blue globe
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $100- $500
$2256 Bids
ANTIQUE FRENCH GILT BRONZE CONSOLE CANDLELABRA
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE FRENCH GILT BRONZE CONSOLE CANDLELABRA
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$906 Bids
Adlake Railroad Lamp
Feb 26, 4:00 PM EST
Adlake Railroad Lamp
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$456 Bids
Art Deco goose neck desk lamp with clam shell shade, in brass. 40cm H, 15cm base Dia.
Feb 28, 7:00 PM AEDT
Art Deco goose neck desk lamp with clam shell shade, in brass. 40cm H, 15cm base Dia.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD706 Bids
Hand Painted Table Lamp 26”
Feb 27, 6:00 PM EST
Hand Painted Table Lamp 26”
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$226 Bids
Antique Green Cast Iron and Art Glass Fish Lantern
Feb 25, 10:00 AM MST
Antique Green Cast Iron and Art Glass Fish Lantern
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$706 Bids
Four Unused LED Torches marked Iprotec Twyst Z200
Feb 27, 6:00 PM AEDT
Four Unused LED Torches marked Iprotec Twyst Z200
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD606 Bids
Four Unused LED Torches marked Iprotec Twyst Z200
Feb 27, 6:00 PM AEDT
Four Unused LED Torches marked Iprotec Twyst Z200
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD456 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Lamps & Lights


Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH

Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH

Auctions at Showplace

Auctions at Showplace

Austin Auction Gallery

Austin Auction Gallery

Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Veilinghuis Van Spengen