An antique light can create the perfect ambiance in a room, whether it be a wall lamp, celling light, lantern or a set of stunning candlesticks. Antique lighting is a popular collectors item, an antique light can be an attractive addition to the home- vintage lighting can also add a special touch when decorating a room. Dependent on what feel you wish to create- be it soft up lighting or brightness will largely determine what antique light you wish to purchase.
It is thought the lamp was created roughly 70,000 years ago, most likely made from shell or rock that was hollowed out, animal fat was thought to be used to aid the burning of natural fibres. In the 18thC the burner was invented, a controlled flame in the then widely used oil lamps, which were portable in their nature. With progressive designs to lighting came the table lamp, often with a decorative base and shade. Once electricity was discovered, oil lamps largely became redundant although their charm did not disintegrate. Celling lights are largely considered vintage lighting as opposed to antique as electricity has only really been widely used since the beginning of the 20thC. There are a large variety of antique lights to choose from including bedside lights, floor lamps, celling lights, brass lights, table lamps, chandeliers, wall lights, lanterns, as well as stunning lamp bases.
Antique candlesticks are a popular collectors item, they can be a very valuable investment, either as a practical or display piece. Often ornate and intricate in their detail, they make the perfect table decoration especially during the festive period. Initially made for the wealthy, royalty and churches they were generally made from silver or brass. Candlesticks became more common in households from the 18thC with Georgian candlesticks largely influenced by neo-classical, rococo, gothic and oriental designs. Glass candlesticks became more popular during this period. Victorian candlesticks tended to be influenced by the arts; a good piece in terms of antique lighting is the ‘Diamonds’ range of candlesticks made from brass.
Antique oil lamps are valuable, representing a good investment piece; they can be purchased for functional use or purely decorative. There are different types of antique oil lamps, namely an Edwardian brass oil lamp with a bonnet shade, a rarity it is considered very valuable. Victorian lamps are also desirable, they tended to be made from ceramic and brass and often featured a colourful design.
Other antique lighting of note is the chandelier, a hanging light, it is a lovely decorative addition to a room, with multiple lights illuminating a room. Pendant lights usually use a single source of lighting; this celling light hangs down with an attractive covering. Tiffany lamps made during the late 19thC and early 20thC, made with colourful stained glass and leaded shades, are considered particularly attractive and there are many vintage replicas of this particular light.
The Chinoiserie standard lamp is painted or carved with chinoiserie motifs, a style of decoration that was characterized by the use of painted Chinese motifs, popular in the 18thC and is a lovely addition to a room.
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A French gilded cast brass triple light antique hall lantern, the three scrolling light fittings with circular bobeche drip pans and reeded candle sconces, surrounded by a sectional circular convex ...
Pair of rosewood standard lamps, probably Indian Colonial. Pair 1930s standard lamps. The bases modelled in the form of elephants with canted occasional table tops and plinth bases, one stem ...
A French Empire gilded cast brass and dark green enamelled 6 light chandelier, the decorative swan headed and leaf clad scrolling tapering arms with circular bobeche drip pans, issuing from ...
Offered for sale is this cut glass crystal ceiling light with decorative polished brass gallery which has been professionally rewired and ready to install. It takes a standard B22 light ...
Offered for sale is this large cut crystal ceiling light which has been professionally rewired. It takes a standard B22 light bulb.
Offered for sale is this single holophane ceiling pendant light, original gallery & shade. It has been professionally rewired and ready to install. Aged brass patina. It takes a standard ...
Offered for sale is this quality French cut glass crystal ceiling light which has been professionally rewired and ready to install. It takes a standard B22 light bulb.
Offered for sale is this French opaque white ceiling pendant light with aged brass gallery which has been professionally rewired and ready to install. It takes a standard B22 light ...
Offered for sale is this Edwardian antique cut crystal glass ceiling light which has been professionally rewired and ready to install. It takes a standard B22 light bulb. Gallery has ...
Offered for sale is this holophane ceiling light. One light of 2 available, please see our other listing. Shade marked Holophane patd no. It has been professionally rewired and ready ...
Offered for sale is this holophane ceiling light. One light of 2 available, please see our other listing. Shade marked holophane patd no. It has been professionally rewired and ready ...
Offered for sale is this Edwardian antique cut crystal ceiling light, reg mark gallery. It has been professionally rewired and ready to install. It takes a standard B22 light bulb. ...
Offered for sale is this 1920s square glass ceiling pendant lights. We currently have 3 available, this is a listing for 1 of the 3. Professionally rewired and ready to ...
Offered for sale is this 1920s square glass ceiling pendant lights. We currently have 3 available, this is a listing for 1 of the 3. Professionally Rewired and ready to ...
Offered for sale is this French marble brass table lamp which has been professionally rewired and PAT tested. It takes a standard B22 light bulb. Lovely quality.
Offered for sale is small holophane ceiling light (1 of 2 available) that has been rewired and ready to install. It takes a standard B22 light bulb. The shade is ...
An extremely good quality and stylish Art Nouveau polished brass table floor lamp with decorative shaped tripod base, a 14 inch onyx wine table top and telescopic height adjustment. The ...
This is a large Edwardian period antique solid brass two tier chandelier. Centre sphere with turned support to adjustable chain and ceiling rose to the top. Twelve scroll arms to ...
A French burnished silver gilded cast brass 8 light chandelier, the ornate square gauge scrolling arms with circular bobeche drip pans and reeded candle sconces, issuing from a sectional leaf ...
Simply oozing period charm, this attractive Pair of Late 18th / Early 19th Century Antique English Georgian Brass Candlesticks are the perfect size to complement that treasured antique desk. Lovely ...
This is a good French antique desk or table lamp France. It has a frosted 'Ezan style' dome shaped diffuser with ‘melting ice’ pegs and heavy brass column.
An Italian repolished cast brass & crystal 6 light chandelier, the leaf scrolling arms with pierced bobeche drip pans, issuing from an elaborate reeded central column with pierced leaf canopy, ...
This is a French brass three light hall lantern, the scrolling arms with circular bobeche drip pans, surrounded by a single convex glass panel, held within a simple scrolling framework ...
Elegant Antique pair of silver plated candelabra by the highly regarded company, Hawksworth & Eyres. A pretty pair with tapering columns on oval shaped bases with reed borders. Classic
Offered for sale is this Edwardian antique pendant ceiling light with etched glass shade.
Offered for sale is this antique vigor French enamel table lamp.
Offered for sale is this chinoiserie table lamp / light.
These are a pair of restored 18th Century antique vases converted to lamps.
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