The beauty and elegance of lamps that have been treasured over many years are much sought after by today’s collectors. Many lamps tell a story in their design, the materials used, the decorative features that have been added to them and the craftsmen who have done the work. All of these factors combine to form the background of the antique table lamps that are for sale in antique stores everywhere.
Over the decades lamps have become more than necessary sources of illumination in a room, they have also become highly decorative works. The use of finely wrought antique table lamps to add eye appeal to a room has taken over as the main reason for buying them. In a lot of cases, the older the lamp the more appeal it generates.
Depending on the details of the features mentioned a lamp may be worth many hundreds of dollars. This provenance is crucial and verifying it can be a difficult job, best left to an expert in the field.
If you simply want to buy an antique table lamp because of the way it looks or the fact that it will match other pieces of furniture in the room you may not be quite so concerned about the lamp’s history.
As a decorator item, the antique lamp does not necessarily have to be in its original condition. Some of the older lamps such as brass table lamps, bronze table lamps, marble and bronze table lamps, alabaster table lamps, ceramic table lamps, Eames Era table lamps, crystal table lamps and Mission table lamps look less than impressive thanks to the ravages of time. This is where a skilled restoration expert comes in. A careful job of polishing and replacing missing parts can bring a tired old lamp back to life in great style.
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Since the times when lamps consisted of candles and then gas before electricity took over lamps have been a necessary part of everyday life. For most of us, apart from the use of desk lamps, table lamps are now seen more as decorative items that are sometimes used as soft accent lamps rather than as the primary source of illumination.
Whether you are a student of the Victorian era and appreciate the lamps that represent those times or prefer the American art deco style, there are many table lamps that are now classed as antiques from each of these times. In fact original retro table lamps would also be seen as antiques nowadays as are Gothic table lamps, another style that has been popular through many eras.
The use of copper is another different type of metal that immediately gives the lamp the look of age and definitely adds character. Take a look at the selection of table lamps with copper bases.
Some of the most impressive types of antique lamps are the more decorative table lamps although it is also possible to find traditional pieces too such as brass bankers lamps, mica table lamps and rustic table lamps. It may also be necessary to replace the lamp finial on an antique table lamp so you should take a look at the selection of lamp finials available.