Asian Retro Table Lamps

One of the more distinctive styles of table lamps from the retro era is the Asian table lamp which has a versatile yet difficult to pinpoint point of view. These lamps that originate from the Orient have distinctive designs and prints on the lamp bases that speak loudly of the Asian influence.

Asian inspired table lamps are available in all sorts of colors but it’s the detail work on the bases that is usually what gives them their appeal. Rarely are they simple designs, leaning more towards the intricate detail work put in by the craftsmen and women of the region.

Asian pottery lamp bases or ceramics that can only have come from the Orient make choosing a retro lamp featuring this kind of work so difficult. Not because of the lack of choice but because of the fact that you are simply spoiled for it.

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The obvious example of the classic Asian table lamp is the Ming vase style that has been delicately hand painted. The detailed floral paintwork is a definite and distinctive style that many look for when they picture an Asian lamp. Another graphic design that you might want to look for are pieces containing calligraphic designs, the epitome of the ancient East.

There are any number of gorgeous looking porcelain table lamps with Chinese pastoral scenes depicted on the sides. These types of lamps make perfect bedside lamps and can give your bedroom an exotic touch. There is nothing more appealing than the intricate detail work of a fine, hand painted porcelain lamp and there are many such examples available in stores both online and in the bricks and mortar world.

Whether you are looking for a table lamp that draws from the Chinese or Japanese culture, the range is enormous and gives as much extra appeal to the Western room as that of the East.

The lamps that came out of the retro era made good use of all of the traditional design features from the Orient and blended them with some of the progressive ideas the mid-20th century.

Other types of Asian table lamp to check out are Mulberry Paper Table Lamps.