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Antique Lamps & Lights

Antique lamp styles tend to come back into fashion on a cyclical basis. Many famous vintage American lamp designs are reproduced at major retailers today; however, there is nothing like a genuine antique lamp to bring a touch of history to any room.

Antique Tiffany lamps are some of the most in-demand pieces for modern collectors. With original hand-leaded glass shades in a wide variety of organic designs and colors, these vintage lamps carry with them a time-honored tradition of craftsmanship and stunning appearance.

Antique chandeliers are also highly coveted pieces. Their ornate crystal and delicate cut-glass details bring a touch of old world charm and grandeur to entryways and dining rooms. Some of the most famous mid-century examples include the striking Italian Venini chandeliers that use Murano glass and rich gold detailing.


Quick Facts

  • Murano glass, including enameled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), and multicolored glass (millefiori), is handmade on an island near Venice using centuries-old techniques
  • Tiffany lamps come in a variety of styles, the Trumpet Creeper, the Tiffany Table Lamp, the Wisteria Tiffany Lamp, and the Pink Lotus Tiffany Lamp, and sell for prices between $600 thousand and $2.8 million at auction
  • Two 19th century replicas of giltwood and bronze 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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Early American Punched Tin Candle Lanterns
May 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Early American Punched Tin Candle Lanterns
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1002 Bids
GRAND AND LARGE CAST IRON REGENCY STYLE TORCHIERE C 1900.
May 22, 11:00 AM EDT
GRAND AND LARGE CAST IRON REGENCY STYLE TORCHIERE C 1900.
by Kamelot Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$752 Bids
Antique Hand Carved Green Wing Teal Wooden Duck Decoy Lamp
May 30, 10:00 AM CDT
Antique Hand Carved Green Wing Teal Wooden Duck Decoy Lamp
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $200- $300
$702 Bids
Antique c. 1920 Cast Metal Boudoir Lamp w/ Swallow Bird and Floral Hanging Shade WORKS
May 27, 5:00 PM EDT
Antique c. 1920 Cast Metal Boudoir Lamp w/ Swallow Bird and Floral Hanging Shade WORKS
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$602 Bids
A small brass and toleware candlestick lamp French 19th Century 40cm high, 20cm wide
May 27, 11:00 AM AEST
A small brass and toleware candlestick lamp French 19th Century 40cm high, 20cm wide
by Artvisory
Est: AUD120- AUD180
AUD802 Bids
CAST IRON LAMP POST HAVING THREE COLUMNS WITH CAPITALS C 1880.
May 22, 11:00 AM EDT
CAST IRON LAMP POST HAVING THREE COLUMNS WITH CAPITALS C 1880.
by Kamelot Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$501 Bid
Majolica Mermaid Oil Lamp
May 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Majolica Mermaid Oil Lamp
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
Collection of Lithophanes and Related Accessories
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Collection of Lithophanes and Related Accessories
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Antique Pressed Glass Oil Lamp
May 29, 10:00 AM CDT
Antique Pressed Glass Oil Lamp
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $100- $150
$251 Bid
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DOUBLE-SIDED BULGARIAN LAMPADA-ICON SHOWING THE SAINTS GEORGE AND DEMETROS, KONSTANTIN AND HELENA
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CEST
DOUBLE-SIDED BULGARIAN LAMPADA-ICON SHOWING THE SAINTS GEORGE AND DEMETROS, KONSTANTIN AND HELENA
by Galerie Moenius
Est: €500- €1,000
€5001 Bid
Antique c. 1921 Cast Metal Boudoir Lamp w/ Floral Shade WORKS
May 27, 5:00 PM EDT
Antique c. 1921 Cast Metal Boudoir Lamp w/ Floral Shade WORKS
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
2- ANTIQUE RAILROAD LANTERNS
Jun 15, 10:00 AM EDT
2- ANTIQUE RAILROAD LANTERNS
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Group Seven Antique Colored Glass Fluid Lamps
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Group Seven Antique Colored Glass Fluid Lamps
by Schwenke Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$201 Bid
Antique c. 1920 Boudoir Lamp w/ Iridescent Art Glass Lamp Shade WORKS
May 27, 5:00 PM EDT
Antique c. 1920 Boudoir Lamp w/ Iridescent Art Glass Lamp Shade WORKS
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1001 Bid
Gilt Decorated Tole Tea Caddy Mounted as Lamp
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Gilt Decorated Tole Tea Caddy Mounted as Lamp
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Antique French Brass Betty Lamp
Jun 01, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique French Brass Betty Lamp
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $50- $250
$201 Bid
17-18th Century Hand Forged Betty Lamp
Jun 01, 12:00 PM EDT
17-18th Century Hand Forged Betty Lamp
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $50- $250
$201 Bid
ANTIQUE LIGHT FIXTURE WITH GREEN SHADE
May 31, 10:00 AM CDT
ANTIQUE LIGHT FIXTURE WITH GREEN SHADE
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $50- $150
$251 Bid
[ODDITY]. Miniature Bronze Oil Lamp with a Man’s Face. [Spa...
May 23, 10:00 AM CDT
[ODDITY]. Miniature Bronze Oil Lamp with a Man’s Face. [Spa...
by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
Antique London Railroad Lantern
May 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique London Railroad Lantern
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
Votive lamp following ancient models, Spain, c.1900
May 21, 5:00 PM CEST
Votive lamp following ancient models, Spain, c.1900
by Ansorena
Est: €270- €360
€1800 Bids
A pair of 19th century porcelain vase lamps
May 22, 10:00 AM BST
A pair of 19th century porcelain vase lamps
by Martel Maides
Est: £60- £80
£300 Bids

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