Antique Lighting Styles

Antique Lighting - Antique Lighting Styles

When looking for antique lighting fixtures, you should try to find pieces that are complete and ready to be installed. It could be really difficult to find the missing element of some antique lighting fixtures that aren’t complete, for instance with missing glass shades.
Antique Lighting - Italian Rococo Style Sconce $500 opening bid
Some sites specialize in particular types of antique lighting fixture, such as gothic candlesticks, chandeliers, sconces, tables lamps, and gas light fixtures made in the USA during a certain period, for example from the mid nineteenth century to the beginning of the 20th century. Other antique dealer sites specialize in British, French, Dutch lights from earlier periods.

(Antique Lighting - Italian Rococo Style Sconce 20th Century - $500 opening bid)

The style of antique lighting can be broad, from Rococo, Gothic, Victorian, Edwardian, Renaissance Revival, Exotica, Neoclassical, and Eastlake, Moorish to the Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Aesthetic Movement. You can also even find some sites that occasionally offer replicas when more than one piece in necessary. Such sites, thanks to their many contacts can often even find the rare fixture than you are looking for.

Some sites have a very large inventory of antique lighting fixtures, including wall brackets, floor lamps, billiard lamps, piano lamps, organ lamps, desk lamps, table lamps, post lamps, rolltop desktop lamps and gimbel lights from ships. Some sellers offer massive chandeliers for ballrooms, or medium size chandeliers more adapted to the dining room or the living room. You even can find small chandeliers for bedrooms or bathrooms.
Antique lighting - Gilt BRonze Chandelier
(Antique Lighting Gilt Bronze Chandelier)

There are also antique exterior lighting fixtures to light the outside of your home. These lights include antique wrought-iron hanging lights and sconces, as well as bronze and copper hanging lights and sconces to put in your porch. You can also look for antique lanterns and post lights for your porch and loggia.

Apart from the sites selling antique lighting fixtures on the Internet, you can of course visit show rooms. Some of which are advertised on the net. If you want original antique lights, take your time, inquire and only buy one that has a warranty of authenticity from experts in the field that have built a reputation for integrity over a long time.

Finally, beware of sites that claim to sell antiques, but offer only new reproductions with some small antique elements in them.

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