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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.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Table Lamp With Signed Iridescent Art Glass Shade
Apr 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Table Lamp With Signed Iridescent Art Glass Shade
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$5520 Bids
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
A gilt metal six light chandelier with ribbon design.
Apr 30, 7:00 PM AEST
A gilt metal six light chandelier with ribbon design.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD45014 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
AUD40014 Bids
Reverse Painted Puffy Floral Parlor Lamp
Apr 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Reverse Painted Puffy Floral Parlor Lamp
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$2613 Bids
Medium sized basket form chandelier (86 x 50cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Medium sized basket form chandelier (86 x 50cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD400
AUD28012 Bids
Small basket form chandelier (74 x 40cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Small basket form chandelier (74 x 40cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD240- AUD350
AUD20011 Bids
Mid C20th teak & ceramic table lamp with raised gilt bird design (59cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Mid C20th teak & ceramic table lamp with raised gilt bird design (59cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD20011 Bids
Pair of cylindrical glass table lamps by Pottery Barn (65 x 42cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Pair of cylindrical glass table lamps by Pottery Barn (65 x 42cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD120- AUD180
AUD10011 Bids
Large basket form chandelier (113 x 60cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Large basket form chandelier (113 x 60cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD500
AUD28011 Bids
Miller ? Carmel Slag Glass table Lamp w/bronze base
May 19, 6:30 PM EDT
Miller ? Carmel Slag Glass table Lamp w/bronze base
by A KLEINS AUCTION GALLERY LLC
Est: $100- $500
$7010 Bids
Two large art deco light shades (largest 34cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Two large art deco light shades (largest 34cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD15010 Bids
Figural Bronze Goddess With Torch Floor Lamp
Apr 27, 10:00 AM MST
Figural Bronze Goddess With Torch Floor Lamp
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$32510 Bids
Pair of five branch chandelier table lamps with faceted glass drops (62 x 36cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Pair of five branch chandelier table lamps with faceted glass drops (62 x 36cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD15010 Bids
Bentwood ball table lamp (42 x 40cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Bentwood ball table lamp (42 x 40cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD12010 Bids
French Style Bronzed 1930s Style Maiden Lamp. Measures: 70x20x15cm
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
French Style Bronzed 1930s Style Maiden Lamp. Measures: 70x20x15cm
by Pottle Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD17510 Bids
Fruitwood turned floor lamp (172cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Fruitwood turned floor lamp (172cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD120- AUD180
AUD1209 Bids
Tiffany Style Reproduction Table Lamp
May 08, 7:00 PM EDT
Tiffany Style Reproduction Table Lamp
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$1208 Bids
Chrome adjustable desk lamp by Oslo (58cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Chrome adjustable desk lamp by Oslo (58cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD808 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

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Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

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