One of the more attractive types of old style table lamps that you can find is the mica table lamp, a lamp that has an amber colored lamp shade. These types of lamps throw a warm glow of illumination across the room thanks to the caramel-colored lampshade that diffuses the light.
These lamps are old-style lamps often made with a black iron frame to offset the color of the mica that dominates. The more common components for a mica table lamp is solid copper including copper rivets. The color of copper complements the color of the mica shades beautifully. These types of lamps were brought to prominence by Dirk Van Erp in the early 1900s.
The mica lamp shade fits perfectly with a dark or brushed metal lamp base giving it the classical antique appearance. Below are some examples of the beauty that can be captured in a mica table lamp.
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NEW Table Lamp Dale TIFFANY TT100016 NIOR Mica Bronze Art Glass Mission
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1979 Karl Springer Mica Nesting Tables Side End Lamp Vintage Mid Century Modern
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Contemporary Designer Geometric Bronze Metal Table Lamp with Mica Shade
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Z Lite Oak Park 2 Lt Table Lamp Java Bronze Amber Mica Out White In Z14 50TL
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Dale Tiffany TT60574 Donavan Table Lamp Mica Bronze and Art Glass Shade
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Mischa Table Lamp in Dark Bronze w Mica Shade ID 2806975
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Dale Tiffany TT90492 Mission Bank Table Lamp Mica Bronze
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20H Van Erp Oblong Table Lamp in Mahogany Bronze with Amber Mica panels
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You can find mica table lamps in the classic and traditional styles by which most of us are familiar. When looking to buy a mica table lamp you might be after styles known as beanpot, trumpet, onion mica table lamps or mushroom mica table lamps. The names given to these types of lamps refer to the shape of the lamp base.
These lamps are available from specific eras as well and can be classified as mission lamps, modern lamps or traditional western lamps. Each of these types of lamps will fit perfectly on a desk or table in a rustic or traditional room and the glow that emanates from them sets a cozy mood.
There are many other beautiful styles of lamps made with a range of finishes that look just as effective as the table lamps shown above.