Brass Table Lamps

One of the more traditional types of table lamps that you can find when you go out to buy a nice set of accent pieces are brass table lamps. Brass is a metal that has been in popular use for many centuries and still provides the perfect finish for something as important as a table lamp.

A brass lamp in a newly decorated room, with the soft glow that comes off the metal finish can make a substantial impact to the entire room. Because brass is such a popular material when it comes to all different types of furniture, it can be used to complement other brass items in the room without standing out itself. This is an important attribute because sometimes it gets too much when every piece of furniture in the room is fighting for attention.

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An important thing to remember if you buy a brass table lamp is that it is a metal that requires regular maintenance. Brass can become tarnished, particularly if you neglect it over a long period of time. For the best results you should be giving it a light polish every so often so that the soft burnished shine remains. To get good results you don’t necessarily need any special cleaners with a simple mixture of water and vinegar enough to keep your lamp looking good.

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There is quite a range of lamps made of brass which will leave you with a choice of either buying a highly decorative lamp or a simple, plainly designed piece. As you can see from the selection displayed above, no matter what type of brass lamp you buy they will attract provide a special focal point in any room in which they sit.

Types of Brass Table Lamps

There are many different types of brass table lamps available that would look particularly appropriate in all kinds of situations from the old style antique brass lamps and classic Baldwin brass table lamps that would suit the traditional room to the more modern polished brass lamps that would sit comfortably in a contemporary surrounding.

Baldwin Brass table lamps are part of the range of fine quality brass products produced by the Compleat Baldwin Brass Center. The pieces produced by this company are certainly high quality and follow the more classic decorative look. These table lamps are going to give any room an added touch of quality and will light up the room more than the contained bulb will provide.

Stiffel brass table lamps are another range of ornate and decorative lamps that are produced on a large scale but at a premium quality. The design is invariably innovative and will add a lot of decorative appeal to the room. The craftsmanship and design that goes into Stiffel table lamps ensures that they stand out as quality pieces and placing the lamp in your home would certainly make it a prized addition. Browse through the range of Stiffel brass table lamps for sale or you may prefer looking at the range of Falkenstein lamps for sale.

Some of the most effective types of brass lamps can be placed in the room as a highly functional piece. Take brass bankers lamps as an example. These desk lamps were specifically created to provide directional task lighting for people spending long hours pouring over paperwork. Not only do they look very stylish they also provide you with a very useful source of lighting.

Some more old style lamps worthy of appreciation includes the Bouillotte table lamp, brass Rayo lamp and the brass cherub lamp. A burnished brass lamp will also provide you with a vintage lamp with a lot of appeal.

There are a couple of finishes that will change the way a brass table lamp will look in the room. The first is to get a high polished brass table lamp that will stand out for the quality of the metal and the impression polished brass has when maintained at a high glow. The onus is on you to keep the brass looking fresh and new which may take some work but the results are worth it. The alternative is to buy a dull finish that is intentionally allowed to tarnish for the antique appearance that it will take on. This is a more low-maintenance approach but the results are no less effective.

A new innovation in recent times is the touch table lamp where you merely have to touch the base of the lamp to turn it on and off. There is a strong range of brass touch table lamps available for sale in most quality lighting or home furnishing stores and they will suit most decorating styles. Some brass touch lamps look like a classic antique brass lamp but hide the added functional technology of the touch features.

Although many table lamps are small and diminutive in stature there are some types that show off the brass lamp base to its greatest potential. Brass candlestick table lamps are tall and thin and provide plenty of opportunity to carry off the job of creating a show in whatever rooms they are placed. This type of lamp would be most useful as a buffet table lamp or at either end of a mantelpiece. Placing a brass double table lamp in the center of a shelf or on a table in a central part of the room is a great way of providing light for the whole room while also making a bold statement.

Another common use for a brass table lamp is as a reading lamp. There is a large range of brass swing arm table lamps available with the brass portion providing a movable hinge that will allow the lamp head to be moved into position to provide a more direct light.

Brass Lamp Finials

Decorative brass lamp finials can be found on many antique table lamps giving them an added touch to catch the eye. If the lamp that you have is supposed to have a finial attached or if the existing finial doesn’t suit your style you should replace it with a new one.

It is possible to fit a new finial to most brass lamps and the range of spires, flames, Oriental rings and urn motifs available ensures that there is an endless opportunity to be as creative or as whimsical as you please. For around $5 - $15 you can either complete a lamp that was looking unfinished or give your existing lamp a subtle makeover.



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The more traditional brass table lamps are generally heavier than the lamps that are designed and manufactured today. If you have ever carried around an antique table lamp you will have been struck by how solid it felt. These solid brass table lamps provided a more permanent fixture in the room and gave the impression of permanence and reliability. You might also like to mix things up a little by trying crystal finials on your lamp.

For more lamp ideas head back to the Retro Table Lamps home page.