Floor Lamps Finishing Touch to a Room
To help complete the vintage style of a room or an entire home, it is important to use vintage lighting such as vintage or antique floor lamps. Floor lamps add necessary light to your home or office decor, as well as vintage accessorizing. Luckily, there are many different styles of vintage and antique floor lamps that will add ambiance and fun to any vintage room.
While I was researching lamps for this article, I found several lamps that my grandmother owned, and a really cool pole lamp that we used to have in our home as children. It is too bad that we got rid of them years ago, when they are so coveted right now. However, if you are searching for vintage and antique floor lamps, you can find them on Ebay. Whether you are searching for the lamp base, the lamp shade or the entire floor lamp, Ebay sellers have an ever changing inventory of vintage and antique floor lamps, and vintage and antique floor lamp accessories.
Bring Back Vintage Memories
Before I go on, I want to point out the the thumbnail pictures for these lamps on this page are not real good, so to see the vintage floor lamps in proportion, you need to click through to ebay and see the whole picture.
This lamp to the right is the exact same lamp that my grandmother had in her house until she died. I remember it well, because I used to love the cool shape of it. It is too bad I didn’t keep it or any of her other lamps.
Vintage Arm Floor Lamps
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Vintage Art Deco Floor Lamp
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Vintage Italian Floor Lamp
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Searching for Vintage and Antique Lamps
When searching for vintage and antique floor lamps online, it is a good idea to narrow down the style and time period that you are looking for. You can search by year, by decade, by style, and by designer.
You can also search by lampshade style or material, and lamp base style and material. Some of the more unusual features of some vintage and antique floor lamps are milk glass shade globes. If you have a vintage lamp with a broken glass shade globe then you can find replacements online.
Another way to search for specific styles of vintage floor lamps is to look for style from specific countries like Italy or Denmark.
Vintage Glass Floor Lamp
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Vintage Cast Iron Floor Lamp
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Vintage Brass Floor Lamp
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Vintage Pole Lamps
One of my favorite lamp styles from the 60’s and 70’s is the pole lamp. The floor lamp was a pole that ran from floor to ceiling with it being braced between the floor and ceiling on a spring set. Most of the pole lamps of the era had a thin wooden base with three shade around the lamp that could be directed in different directions.
Other interesting vintage lamps styles are Tiffany lamps which are beautiful stained glass shades usually on a filigreed metal slender pole, and several art deco styles throughout several decades.
Antique Vintage Bridge Lamps
Antique vintage bridge lamps are a very beautiful and unusual looking lamp, most often made from metal–brass, cast iron, or bronze. The lamp has a straight pole with a wider base, either square or round. Then at the top of the lamp pole the lamp forms a “bridge” to the lighted shade or shade cone. These lamps resemble the Victorian era street lamps more than anything else.
Quite often the base of the lamp will match the style of the bridge, elegant scrolling, and curving designs.
Vintage Regency Floor Lamps
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Vintage Pole Floor Lamps
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Antique Vintage Floor Lamp
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Vintage and antique lamps often have very interesting lamp shades as well. Lamp shades were made from many different materials, but glass lamp shades are very common in antique lamps. Glass lamp shades would diffuse and spread the light, and could withstand the very hot bulbs inside the lamp.
The most unique are Tiffany style lamps which are made from stained glass, but lamp shades are available in a lot of shapes including scallop bell shapes, globe shapes, and a flat dish shape to name a few.
For more information on vintage and antique lamps, I have provided a list of guide books to help identify the type of lighting that you are looking for below right.
Bridge Floor Lamps
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