Toleware Table Lamps

Toleware is a specific type of finish that has been applied to objects typically made from tin or thin steel. The process originated in France and is known as japanning and the end result is an adornment of some type of design or picture. The most common examples of toleware can be seen on flat trays which provide an ideal surface to present a suitable display. However, other household objects are also commonly decorated with this type of treatment and table lamps have long been a popular decorated item.

Toleware table lamps feature the same types of varnishing processes that early French vases were created with to turn what might otherwise be a simple looking lamp into a work of art. The lamp bases may be adorned with a colored finish over which an array of lacquered decorative effects might be applied.

Collecting toleware has become a very popular pastime and it is not difficult to see what it is about the style that people find so attractive. This has extended to the inclusion of toleware table lamps, some of which can be considered to be works of art and deserve a prominent place in the home.

Browse through the selection of toleware table lamps that have been listed below to find an example that will appeal to your sense of style.

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Vintage Italian Toleware Metal Floral Yellow Green  White Table Lamp 32
Vintage Italian Toleware Metal Floral Yellow Green White Table Lamp 32
$50.00
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TOLE TABLE LAMP Vtg Hand Painted Metal Flowers Shabby Chic Pink White ITALY Cute
TOLE TABLE LAMP Vtg Hand Painted Metal Flowers Shabby Chic Pink White ITALY Cute
$164.99
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Vintage Red Toleware Lamp French Country Two Lights
Vintage Red Toleware Lamp French Country Two Lights
$64.99
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Vintage Cream Metal  Brass Tole Stick Telephone Desk Table Bedroom Lamp WORKS
Vintage Cream Metal Brass Tole Stick Telephone Desk Table Bedroom Lamp WORKS
$39.00
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Mid Century Toleware Art Deco Student Light Desk Lamp Retro Electric Vintage
Mid Century Toleware Art Deco Student Light Desk Lamp Retro Electric Vintage
$89.00
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Vintage Tole Ware Table Lamp Flowers Vines Marble On Wood Base Italy
Vintage Tole Ware Table Lamp Flowers Vines Marble On Wood Base Italy
$32.99
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Vintage Gone With The Wind Toleware Handpainted Hurricane Lamp Pink Green White
Vintage Gone With The Wind Toleware Handpainted Hurricane Lamp Pink Green White
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Vintage Toleware Handpainted Hurricane Lamp Pink Green White Floral
Vintage Toleware Handpainted Hurricane Lamp Pink Green White Floral
$60.77
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Vtg Underwriter Laboratories Electric Lamp Country Colonial Toleware Metal Shade
Vtg Underwriter Laboratories Electric Lamp Country Colonial Toleware Metal Shade
$27.00
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When you take a look at these lamps you will find that they range significantly in the detail and complexity of the designs that have been used. We have chosen to provide an example of a vintage toleware table lamp that has been sold recently and it represents the type of toleware lamps that are available towards the more expensive end of the market.

The lamp that has been featured above is a large black and gold antique hand painted toleware table lamp that was recently sold on eBay. The seller described it as a “fine old 25 inch tall antique table lamp.....handsome rich black with a hand painted gold leaf & vine design around the 14½ inch diameter shade..the shade has a beautiful openwork raised rim”. It sold for $89.00.

Toleware table lamps are merely one of the diverse range of quality table lamps that are available for sale here at Retro Table Lamps.