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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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Vintage Federal Beacon Emergency Light Bar
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
Vintage Federal Beacon Emergency Light Bar
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$759 Bids
A pair of stone mosaic inlay lamps, total height 63cm
May 26, 7:00 PM AEST
A pair of stone mosaic inlay lamps, total height 63cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1009 Bids
Heavy Bronze & Leaded Glass Lamp - Lady with Peacock
Jun 12, 6:00 PM EDT
Heavy Bronze & Leaded Glass Lamp - Lady with Peacock
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$807 Bids
Vintage Fountain of Youth Motion Lamp
Jun 12, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage Fountain of Youth Motion Lamp
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$355 Bids
LANTERN
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
LANTERN
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$605 Bids
Bronze Peacock and Girl Lamp
Jun 12, 6:00 PM EDT
Bronze Peacock and Girl Lamp
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$404 Bids
Set of Fenton Lamps
May 31, 9:00 AM EDT
Set of Fenton Lamps
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$1904 Bids
Early Brass Skaters Lantern
Jun 10, 5:00 PM EDT
Early Brass Skaters Lantern
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$53 Bids
Painted Metal Decorative Lamp
Jun 12, 6:00 PM EDT
Painted Metal Decorative Lamp
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$353 Bids
Retro Industrial GE Black Metal Spot Light Lamp
May 25, 11:00 AM EDT
Retro Industrial GE Black Metal Spot Light Lamp
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $50- $15,000
$803 Bids
Art Nouveau cameo carved shell lamp on bronze base (untested) (H:20cm)
May 30, 1:00 PM AEST
Art Nouveau cameo carved shell lamp on bronze base (untested) (H:20cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD253 Bids
Small Scale Coal Miners Brass Lamp
Jun 10, 5:00 PM EDT
Small Scale Coal Miners Brass Lamp
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Vintage Brass Adjustable Student Lamp
May 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Vintage Brass Adjustable Student Lamp
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$702 Bids
Circular Gilded Ceramic Figural Table Lamp
Jun 18, 11:00 AM EDT
Circular Gilded Ceramic Figural Table Lamp
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$752 Bids
Pair Maison Rougier Bird of Paradise Table Lamps
May 25, 11:00 AM EDT
Pair Maison Rougier Bird of Paradise Table Lamps
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $100- $15,000
$1202 Bids
Red Flashing Light With Solar Panel
May 25, 7:00 AM PDT
Red Flashing Light With Solar Panel
by California Auction Company LLC
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
A single chrome and glass table lamp of slim column form, total Height 79cm
May 26, 7:00 PM AEST
A single chrome and glass table lamp of slim column form, total Height 79cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD252 Bids
LARGE LOT OF ASST. PARTY-LITE CANDLES AND ACCESSORIES
May 27, 11:00 AM EDT
LARGE LOT OF ASST. PARTY-LITE CANDLES AND ACCESSORIES
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Pulp Novelties Halloween Devil Head Lantern by Artist Tim Ramzyk
May 27, 5:00 PM EDT
Pulp Novelties Halloween Devil Head Lantern by Artist Tim Ramzyk
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1602 Bids
Himalayan Pink Salt Rock Lamp
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
Himalayan Pink Salt Rock Lamp
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Pair of pink and Cranberry lustre style boudoir electric table lamps.
May 29, 7:00 PM AEST
Pair of pink and Cranberry lustre style boudoir electric table lamps.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD252 Bids
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May 26, 9:00 AM MST
Coming soon
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Boat Signal Lantern
May 25, 9:00 AM EDT
Boat Signal Lantern
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$102 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Lamps & Lights - General


McCurley Auction Company

McCurley Auction Company

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Auctions at Showplace

Atlee Raber Auctioneer

Atlee Raber Auctioneer

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