Glass Retro Table Lamps

When referring to glass retro table lamps, we are usually referring to the lamp stand that is made predominantly of glass. Many of the glass table lamps that were made during the retro era were colored in greens, blues or reds and are distinctive for the time.

The typical glass retro table lamp is an iconic piece yet there are so many different representations that it is difficult to pinpoint one and proclaim it the quintessential representation of the era. When you go out to buy a glass table lamp you will generally want to buy a lamp that will blend with the rest of the room.

Glass table lamps also include those lamps that were made from crystal and they range from the delicate finely wrought lamp stands to the solid and heavy looking pieces.

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VINTAGE AMBER GLASS LAMPS TABLE GOTHIC MEDIEVAL RETRO 1970S
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Retro Height 42CM Glass+Metal+Wood Decoration Children Study Bedroom Table Lamp
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European Retro Height 45CM Glass+Metal+Wood Decoration Living Room Table Lamp
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European Retro Rural Height 58CM Glass+Metal+Wood Decoration Study Table Lamp
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European Retro Height 40CM Glass+Metal+Wood Decoration Living Room Table Lamp
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Retro Lamp Matte Black 13W Cfl Bulb Included 12029 New
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European Retro Glass+Metal Height 40CM Decoration Drawing Room Table Lamp
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Vintage Retro Iron Table Desk Reading Lamp Study Bedroom Light Lighting K310
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Glass is such a versatile medium to work with that it has suited the vast array of styles that prevailed in the retro era down to the ground. From the more traditional look of the art deco period that carried into the early 50s and on through the space age-influence, glass table lamps still look good in the family home today.

Information about designer glass table lamps can be found on the Notable Table Lamp Names and Brands page.

The types of well known and artistic brands that we are discussing here includes Kichler Lighting, Birch & Willow, Hubbarton Forge and the like. The main thing to remember with glass as a medium is that it is incredibly versatile and is used in some of the most amazingly creative ways. From the most delicate looking treatments to more substantial and solid, there is an endless choice in the way glass is used to impress the eye.

The use of glass in the manufacture of table lamps has been one of the constants ever since clear glass shades were placed over the open flame of a hurricane lamp to protect it from being blown out by the wind. Fortunately, it is a material that is extremely versatile and can be decorated in a diversity of ways. The different colors with which glass can be shaded means that they are not restricted to the same white light from one lamp to the next. Designing patterns and other features on the lamp shades and bases has also resulted in quite a wide range of etched glass table lamps to become available too.

Decorative Glass Styles

There are many ways in which glass has been used to create a far more decorative lamp than might be achieved with a clear or plain shade. Glass used as either a lamp shade or the lamp base can add color and shape to a room in many different ways.

Slag Glass Table Lamps – these lamps have been created as very attractive looking art glass pieces. These lamps have been popular collector pieces and represent some of the finest types of vintage table lamps. Take a look at the antique slag glass table lamps that are on display.

Carnival Glass Table Lamps – carnival glass was devised as a means of producing decorative patterns and shapes through the process of adding metallic salts during the firing process. The results were outstanding as can be seen on our carnival glass table lamps page.

Stained Glass Table Lamps – one of the original and most popular ways of using glass as a decorative item is with stained glass. The imaginative and creative way in which this process has been adapted in the creation of highly prized lamp shades has resulted in a very active collector market. Take a look at some of the many types of available stained glass table lamps here.

More Glass Lamp Styles

Other styles of glass table lamps that can be found for sale include mercury glass table lamps, glass globe table lamps, frosted glass table lamps, milk glass table lamps, Tiffany table lamps. If you are trying to add a hint of color to the room you might like to do so with glass with some very effective options including a blue glass table lamp, a green glass table lamp or an amber glass table lamp, each of which add their own distinctive style to the room.