In much the same way as rustic table lamps indicate a specific time and place in the history of American culture, mission table lamps are distinctive and help to set a certain type of mood in the room.
Mission lamps follow the style of furniture that first came out of the 19th century in San Francisco. It's a style that is all about simple lines and flat panels. Mission table lamps are frequently characterized by square or rectangular lamp bases and cone lamp shades. You may also find a range of mission table lamps that are topped by stained glass lamp shades one of the more popular features of lamps from the era.
You can see by the lamps displayed below that the lamps that form part of the Mission style are traditional looking lamps that will suit a room that contains antique furniture.
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Arty 2 Light Table Lamp in Dark Bronze Mission Style Tiffany Styled Glass Shade
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Amora Lighting Tiffany Style Mission Table Lamp 21 In High AM237TL14
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Amora Lighting Tiffany Style Mission Table Lamp 21 In High AM200TL14
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Meyda Lighting 195H Mission 1 Arm Table Base 26413
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Amora Lighting AM099TL14 Tiffany Style Mission Design Table Lamp 22 In
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Buying a mission table lamp allows you to complement an old-style room with a piece of furniture that will help set the scene while still looking at home in the background. As an illumination device this kind of lamp provides a nicely diffused light in most cases.
If you see a lamp that features a rectangular base, usually made of oak but occasionally made of iron then you can be pretty confident that it has been designed following the mission style.