7/22/2024, 12:0:45

Vintage Lighting & Antique Light Fittings

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As any interior designer knows light is one of the most important variables in any room. From the soft glow of a candle held in a simple brass candlestick, to a pair of carefully positioned wall lights, or a grand statement chandelier dangling from the ceiling, your choice of lighting really matters. Although there are many modern lights out there to choose from, Antique and vintage lamps offer unique designs you won’t find on the High Street as well as appealing age-worn finishes and colours. Indeed, with old lighting it is all about being bold and letting your instincts guide you to the best creative designs of the past. Often vintage desk lamps are mini sculptures themselves, so give them plenty of physical space in the room to let them shine (quite literally!)    


While old electrical lighting can be the perfect solution to any space, due to deteriorating parts it is important to either buy from reputable dealers or get them professionally checked and rewired yourself. That is one reason why buying from our specialist Dealers is so beneficial (as unless otherwise stated) they do this hard work for you. Also rewiring rarely harms the overall value of an antique or vintage lamp, and usually enhances it instead.


At LoveAntiques we have an impressive selection of genuine antique and vintage lighting for all your needs.

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Large Vintage Table Lamp

Marylebone Antiques

Large Vintage Table Lamp

£ 375

€438
$472
Large Vintage Table Lamp

Large Vintage Table Lamp

£ 375

€438
$472

Marylebone Antiques

Early 20th Century Pendant Lamp

£ 225

€263
$283
Early 20th Century Pendant Lamp

Early 20th Century Pendant Lamp

£ 225

€263
$283

Kernow Furniture

Large Brass Ceiling Chandelier

£ 350

€409
$440
Large Brass Ceiling Chandelier

Large Brass Ceiling Chandelier

£ 350

€409
$440

Kernow Furniture

Huge Murano Gilt Bronze Glass Chandelier Florets Cluster

£ 1,495

€1,746
$1,881
Huge Murano Gilt Bronze Glass Chandelier Florets Cluster

Huge Murano Gilt Bronze Glass Chandelier Florets Cluster

£ 1,495

€1746
$1881

Beau French Boutique

Cosmo Design Ltd Table Lamp

£ 250

€292
$314
Cosmo Design Ltd Table Lamp

Cosmo Design Ltd Table Lamp

£ 250

€292
$314

Elite Antiques

French Pair of Gilded Antique Wall Lights

£ 295

€345
$371
French Pair of Gilded Antique Wall Lights

French Pair of Gilded Antique Wall Lights

£ 295

€345
$371

O Keeffe Antiques

French Gilded Bronze 9 Light Antique Chandelier

£ 5,950

€6,951
$7,484
French Gilded Bronze 9 Light Antique Chandelier

French Gilded Bronze 9 Light Antique Chandelier

£ 5,950

€6951
$7484

O Keeffe Antiques

Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

£ 65

€76
$82
Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

£ 65

€76
$82

Deco Original Ltd

Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

£ 65

€76
$82
Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

£ 65

€76
$82

Deco Original Ltd

Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

£ 65

€76
$82
Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

£ 65

€76
$82

Deco Original Ltd

Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

£ 65

€76
$82
Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

Pair of Victorian Brass Candlesticks

£ 65

€76
$82

Deco Original Ltd

French Pair of Gilded Empire Antique Wall Lights

£ 365

€426
$459
French Pair of Gilded Empire Antique Wall Lights

French Pair of Gilded Empire Antique Wall Lights

£ 365

€426
$459

O Keeffe Antiques

French Pair of Gilded Antique Wall Lights

£ 195

€228
$245
French Pair of Gilded Antique Wall Lights

French Pair of Gilded Antique Wall Lights

£ 195

€228
$245

O Keeffe Antiques

English Wrought Iron Single Light Hall Lantern

£ 395

€461
$497
English Wrought Iron Single Light Hall Lantern

English Wrought Iron Single Light Hall Lantern

£ 395

€461
$497

O Keeffe Antiques

Pair of Antique Solid Walnut & Brass Table Lamps

£ 1,250

€1,460
$1,572
Pair of Antique Solid Walnut & Brass Table Lamps

Pair of Antique Solid Walnut & Brass Table Lamps

£ 1,250

€1460
$1572

Marylebone Antiques

Unusual Tall Pair of Quality Brass & Glass Lamps

£ 1,785

€2,085
$2,245
Unusual Tall Pair of Quality Brass & Glass Lamps

Unusual Tall Pair of Quality Brass & Glass Lamps

£ 1,785

€2085
$2245

London City Antiques

French 19th Century Triple Light Antique Chandelier

£ 975

€1,139
$1,226
French 19th Century Triple Light Antique Chandelier

French 19th Century Triple Light Antique Chandelier

£ 975

€1139
$1226

O Keeffe Antiques

Set of Three Brass Mid 20th Century European Two Branch Wall Lights

£ 625

€730
$786
Set of Three Brass Mid 20th Century European Two Branch Wall Lights

Set of Three Brass Mid 20th Century European Two Branch Wall Lights

£ 625

€730
$786

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Pair of Florentine Gold Gilt Two Light Sconces

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Pair of Florentine Gold Gilt Two Light Sconces

£ 525

€613
$660
Pair of Florentine Gold Gilt Two Light Sconces

Pair of Florentine Gold Gilt Two Light Sconces

£ 525

€613
$660

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

French Pair of Silver Gilded Wall Lights

£ 195

€228
$245
French Pair of Silver Gilded Wall Lights

French Pair of Silver Gilded Wall Lights

£ 195

€228
$245

O Keeffe Antiques

Outstanding Quality Antique Victorian Sitzendorf Porcelain Oil Lamp

£ 1,295

€1,513
$1,629
Outstanding Quality Antique Victorian Sitzendorf Porcelain Oil Lamp

Outstanding Quality Antique Victorian Sitzendorf Porcelain Oil Lamp

£ 1,295

€1513
$1629

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

Vintage Brass Nude Sculpture Table Lamp

£ 545

€637
$686
Vintage Brass Nude Sculpture Table Lamp

Vintage Brass Nude Sculpture Table Lamp

£ 545

€637
$686

Marylebone Antiques

Osler Style Crystal Chandelier c.1900

£ 1,650

€1,927
$2,075
Osler Style Crystal Chandelier c.1900

Osler Style Crystal Chandelier c.1900

£ 1,650

€1927
$2075

Georgian Antiques

French Pair of Gilded Twin Arm Wall Lights

£ 295

€345
$371
French Pair of Gilded Twin Arm Wall Lights

French Pair of Gilded Twin Arm Wall Lights

£ 295

€345
$371

O Keeffe Antiques

Victorian Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp with Hinks Burner

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Victorian Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp with Hinks Burner

£ 120

€140
$151
Victorian Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp with Hinks Burner

Victorian Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp with Hinks Burner

£ 120

€140
$151

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Victorian Brass Neoclassical Table Lamp

£ 1,450

€1,694
$1,824
Victorian Brass Neoclassical Table Lamp

Victorian Brass Neoclassical Table Lamp

£ 1,450

€1694
$1824

Church Street Antiques

Superb Pair of Cast Victorian Sterling Silver Corintian Column Candlesticks

£ 1,100

€1,285
$1,384
French Toleware Triple Light Chandelier

£ 895

€1,045
$1,126
French Toleware Triple Light Chandelier

French Toleware Triple Light Chandelier

£ 895

€1045
$1126

O Keeffe Antiques

Unusual Pair of Quality Art Deco Silver Plated Candlesticks

£ 1,850

€2,161
$2,327
Unusual Pair of Quality Art Deco Silver Plated Candlesticks

Unusual Pair of Quality Art Deco Silver Plated Candlesticks

£ 1,850

€2161
$2327

London City Antiques

Pair of Vintage Brass Table Lamps

£ 475

€555
$597
Pair of Vintage Brass Table Lamps

Pair of Vintage Brass Table Lamps

£ 475

€555
$597

Marylebone Antiques

Rush Light - Early 19th Century

Roger Grimes Antiques

Rush Light - Early 19th Century

£ 525

€613
$660
Rush Light - Early 19th Century

Rush Light - Early 19th Century

£ 525

€613
$660

Roger Grimes Antiques

Georgian Brass Candlesticks

£ 345

€403
$434
Georgian Brass Candlesticks

Georgian Brass Candlesticks

£ 345

€403
$434

Witch Antiques

French Gilded 16 Light Antique Chandelier

£ 2,950

€3,446
$3,711
French Gilded 16 Light Antique Chandelier

French Gilded 16 Light Antique Chandelier

£ 2,950

€3446
$3711

O Keeffe Antiques

Pair of Edwardian Adjustable Brass Table Lamps

£ 795

€929
$1,000
Pair of Edwardian Adjustable Brass Table Lamps

Pair of Edwardian Adjustable Brass Table Lamps

£ 795

€929
$1000

Church Street Antiques

Vintage Lighting & Antique Light Fittings FAQs


How to date antique brass candlesticks?

Antique candlesticks are a universally loved item and date back thousands of years. However because they are all quite similar and look the same shiny colour when cleaned, it is not always easy to know how old they are. The overall form of brass candlestick has varied quite a bit over time from wider domed bases and larger drip trays to slender neoclassical varieties with push-up sockets and square bases. However, since it is relatively easy to copy older designs (and plenty of people have) it is important to look at the condition and construction also. Up to the end of the 18th Century most candlesticks were hammered or cast but by the 19th century were being stamped or spun in sections. These older examples tend to use thicker brass and will be held together with hand cut screw threads and hand cut squared nuts. Since these items were used on a daily basis then you would also expect a good degree of wear and knocks as well.


Is antique lighting valuable?

As a highly practical accessory antique and vintage lighting can be quite valuable mostly ranging up to a few thousand UK Pounds. There are of course two reasons people purchase lights, one of which is for their aesthetic appeal, but the other is because some of the finest industrial designers of the past 100 years also chose to design lamps. These lamps can be fun and modern or clever and timeless but because they also remain highly practical they should prove to be good longer term investments.   


Do old lamps need to be rewired?

As usable items old electric lamps are naturally far more valuable when they work. Whether the lamp is ultimately PAT tested with the old wiring or rewired does not affect the overall value of the lamp, but for piece-of-mind having the item rewired is always preferable. The reason is because these old lamps internally bear wires and holders which will have aged over time sometimes more substantially than is visually noticeable. The older rubber and threads covering the wires will have dried and cracked and the fixings in the holders may have come loose. Many were also made at a time of lower voltages and without an Earth. This is one reason why it is worth purchasing such items from a specialist as on LoveAntiques who will ensure your cool looking lamp is safe to use for decades to come.


How to choose an antique lamp?

It is best to view antique and vintage lamps as mini-illuminated sculptures and they were created with the piece fully illuminated in mind. As such it is good not to cram the lamp into a small area but to give it space as you would a sculpture. Even if your room is quite conservative you can be brave when adding a lamp with bold shapes or strong colours. The trick is to keep a balance so if the body of the lamp is quite plain then you can afford to go crazy with the lamp shade, and if the lamp body is bold then pare back the shade. When out buying also consider the amount and direction of the light you want to add to your spot. Wall lights will add spots of light to the walls, uplighters will add to the overall warmth and ambience but are not great for reading, and goose neck desk lamps will add a barrage of focussed light to a very small area but leave the rest of the room dark.