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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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Two pairs of Modernist plaster lamps, probably supplied by Frances Elkins, 20th century
Apr 29, 10:00 AM PDT
Two pairs of Modernist plaster lamps, probably supplied by Frances Elkins, 20th century
by Andrew Jones Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$3,60016 Bids
Pair of Murano shell form table lamps by Murano Due (24 x 17cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Pair of Murano shell form table lamps by Murano Due (24 x 17cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD500- AUD600
AUD2409 Bids
French Beautiful Bronze Maiden Lamp. Measures: 80x38x17cm
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
French Beautiful Bronze Maiden Lamp. Measures: 80x38x17cm
by Pottle Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1758 Bids
A good French inlaid and gilt metal mounted table lamp, early 20th century.
May 05, 7:00 PM AEST
A good French inlaid and gilt metal mounted table lamp, early 20th century.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD906 Bids
Florence Barlow porcelain lamp, Height 46cm
Apr 24, 4:00 PM AEST
Florence Barlow porcelain lamp, Height 46cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD1,000- AUD1,500
AUD7506 Bids
Fine French Art Deco Table Lamp Decorated With Trees And Houses. 60cm x 40cm Working When Tested.
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
Fine French Art Deco Table Lamp Decorated With Trees And Houses. 60cm x 40cm Working When Tested.
by Pottle Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD806 Bids
French Art Nouveau Metal Table Lamp
May 08, 7:00 PM EDT
French Art Nouveau Metal Table Lamp
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$605 Bids
Baker Furniture White Leather & Bronze Kim Lantern
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Baker Furniture White Leather & Bronze Kim Lantern
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2505 Bids
VILMOS HUSZAR (1884-1960)/ TECNOLUMEN
Apr 23, 2:00 PM CEST
VILMOS HUSZAR (1884-1960)/ TECNOLUMEN
by Bernaerts Auctioneers
Est: €400- €600
€5004 Bids
Miniatur-Tischlampe mit Johannisbeerendekor von Emile Gallé
Apr 27, 10:30 AM CEST
Miniatur-Tischlampe mit Johannisbeerendekor von Emile Gallé
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €360- €720
€6004 Bids
PAIR OF FRENCH FAIENCE HIGH SHOULDERED VASES, NOW MOUNTED AS TABLE LAMPS
Apr 25, 10:00 AM EDT
PAIR OF FRENCH FAIENCE HIGH SHOULDERED VASES, NOW MOUNTED AS TABLE LAMPS
by Potomack Company
Est: $300- $400
$2753 Bids
Style of Adolf Loos: Brass and Opaline Glass Table Lamp
Apr 25, 9:00 AM PDT
Style of Adolf Loos: Brass and Opaline Glass Table Lamp
by Abell Auction
Est: $100- $200
$1003 Bids
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WEST GERMAN GOEBEL BOY IN APPLE TREE CERAMIC TABLE LAMP BASE, 30CM H
Apr 26, 9:00 AM AEST
WEST GERMAN GOEBEL BOY IN APPLE TREE CERAMIC TABLE LAMP BASE, 30CM H
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD303 Bids
Carlo Moretti Murano Swirl Art Glass Lamp SIGNED
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Carlo Moretti Murano Swirl Art Glass Lamp SIGNED
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1253 Bids
Carlo Moretti Murano Swirl Art Glass Lamp SIGNED
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Carlo Moretti Murano Swirl Art Glass Lamp SIGNED
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1253 Bids
FRENCH PORCELAIN AND LITHOPHANE FIGURAL BEACH CART FAIRY LAMP
Apr 26, 9:00 AM EDT
FRENCH PORCELAIN AND LITHOPHANE FIGURAL BEACH CART FAIRY LAMP
by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Est: $300- $500
$1602 Bids
Modernist Art Glass Globe w Lucite Base Table Lamp
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Modernist Art Glass Globe w Lucite Base Table Lamp
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
MURANO WISTERIA-FORM (3) LIGHT TABLE LAMP
May 11, 11:00 AM EDT
MURANO WISTERIA-FORM (3) LIGHT TABLE LAMP
by John McInnis Auctioneers
Est: $200- $400
$1002 Bids
François-Raoul Larche
May 03, 10:30 AM CEST
François-Raoul Larche
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €1,600- €3,200
€1,9002 Bids
Italian 800 Silver Lamp with Stained Glass Shade
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Italian 800 Silver Lamp with Stained Glass Shade
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1002 Bids
A Pair of Italian floral encrusted lamps, one with shade. Height of lamp only 49cm
Apr 30, 7:00 PM AEST
A Pair of Italian floral encrusted lamps, one with shade. Height of lamp only 49cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD202 Bids

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