Art Deco Lamps

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Art Deco has been around for one hundred years, since the 1920s, but the style has transcended trends and become a popular classic. When it came into vogue, art deco styling was seen in everything from fashion to car design to interior design. It has bold and fluid lines and patterns, along with geometric and angular shapes. Art deco lamps often have clean aerodynamic lines with little detailing. Light fixtures with shades were made of etched glass or chrome with fanned-out shapes that hid the bulbs.

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Set of Two Art Deco Lamps

Set of Two Art Deco Lamps

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This set of two Art Deco lamps come with white linen lampshades that are 18" wide by 9.5" deep by 10.25" high. Once set on the lamp base, each lamp measures 29.5" tall and weighs 11 lbs. The lamps each come with dual USB ports in the base for charging smartphones and other devices.

Designer Advice:

The luxe gold finish on these Art Deco table lamps add glamor to any setting. Each lamp base has geometric lines that resemble a skyscraper. Continue the look with streamlined furnishings and more metallic details. No need to simply stick to gold — bring in black marble, chrome, glass and mirrored surfaces. By subtly repeating the angles from the lamp base throughout the room, you'll create a sophisticated and elegant setting.

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Sculptural Art Deco Lamps

Sculptural Art Deco Lamps

Peacock feathers cast in a sparkling crystalline resin make up the shade portion on these two Art Deco lamps. The torch holder is finished in antique gold with a stylized bird's body as part of the base. Each of the lamps is 28.5" tall and 12" in diameter.

Designer Advice:

These vintage Art Deco lamps are made with the era's sweeping curves and peacock feathers. Repeat the jewel-tone blues and greens in other parts of the room. Use the colors in drapery banding and on a few accent cushions. If you want to make a big and bold statement, find a large framed art print with a sweeping peacock tail or a stylized version of the feathers.

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Art Deco Bedside Lamp with Sleep Mode

Art Deco Bedside Lamp with Sleep Mode

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Made with a cherry wood veneer shade, this vintage-style Art Deco looks like a stylized tree. The base incorporates a chrome tree trunk onto the flat surface base. It is 7.2" tall, 11.2" long and 4.5" wide. 

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Another classic of the Art Deco era, this vintage bedside lamp is modern. The base provides a three-in-one wireless system and a sliding dimmable scale. The lamp also has a high-quality integrated Bluetooth speaker built into the shade portion of the lamp. The lamps would suit an ebony gloss bed frame, dark cherry nightstands and a mixture of grays and whites in the bedding.

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Art Deco Wall Lamps

Art Deco Wall Lamps

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Made with gold-plated wrought iron, this set of two Art Deco wall sconces have white linen fabric trapped behind the metal cutouts. Each lamp is fan-shaped and casts light up the wall. Uses one universal G9 incandescent, CFL or LED bulb. 

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Art Deco Lamp with Frosted Globes

Art Deco Lamp with Frosted Globes

A sculpted dancer balances two frosted glass globes overhead on this Art Deco lamp. The dancer and base are cast in quality designer resin and hand-painted in faux gold and ivory. Comes with a switch-on cord and uses two 25-watt bulbs. Stands 28" high. 

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Art Deco Dome Lamp

Art Deco Dome Lamp

With its sleek, minimalist lines and brass-gold metallic finish, this Art Deco table lamp has a modern aesthetic. A matte-finish black metal shade directs light downwards onto the marble base. The silk-wrapped cord has an on-off in-line switch. One 4-watt LED bulb comes with the lamp. 

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Buying Guide

Antique Art Deco is one of the most recognizable styles from the past. With an affinity for geometric shapes, cubism, and futurism, items that are antique art deco-styled are still very attractive for many homeowners, including lamps!

Keep in mind that choosing the right antique art deco lamp that's right for your situation can be a tricky task. Not only is the plethora of choices really confusing, but there are also critical factors that you need to be aware of. To help you make the shopping task enjoyable, this article is going to be a buying guide.

When shopping for an antique art deco lamp, you will usually run into lamps that are either a real antique or just antique-looking.

  • Antique-looking is a new piece that's been designed and crafted to have an appearance of being old. The advantage of antique-looking is that you are sure about the build quality. After all, it's a new item. It's also more affordable than a real antique. However, antique-looking does not carry the real antiques' authenticity, history and value appreciation.
  • A real antique comes with a lot of history, and it comes with authenticity. In essence, it's not a "fake" item. If you are shopping for a real antique art deco lamp, keep in mind that you have a lot of factors to consider in order to avoid buying something that is fake. For example, you need to assess the condition. You also need to know how to appraise an antique. Also, most of the times, knowing who to trust is more important than the item.

At the end of the day, you are still buying a lamp. Hence, you will need to know more about lamps so you'll know what to get. In interior design, lighting can be either ambient or task.

Ambient lighting is for providing general illumination, while task lighting is for providing you with light to help with a particular task (i.e. reading, drawing, drafting). The general characteristic of ambient lighting is it tends to project light upwards and sideways.

On the other hand, task lighting primarily projects lighting downwards. Hence, before you shop for an antique art deco lamp, you need to know what kind of lighting you are looking for. This is because lamps that are excellent at ambient lighting does a poor job at task lighting, and vice versa.

Of course, some lamps can do both. However, these kinds of lamp often fall into the "jack of all trades, master of none" situation.

You also have the option of buying either a floor lamp or table lamp.

  • A floor lamp often works well in communal areas of the house like the living room. Since floor lamps are also larger than table lamps, they are commonly used as ambient lighting.
  • Table lamps are often used for creating a warm and cozy atmosphere. Hence, it's the primary choice for the private areas of the house like bedrooms. Also, table lamps are often excellent for task lighting.

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Antique 1940s vintage american art deco

Antique 1940s vintage american art deco

Are you looking for the high quality and beautiful chandelier? We've got exactly what you need. This one features the vintage American Art Deco style, white pressed glass and chrome finish with crystals. Divine!

1920s Deco Lamp With Custom Mica Shade Mediterranean Table Lamps Other Metro

1920s Deco Lamp With Custom Mica Shade Mediterranean Table Lamps Other Metro

Coming from the 1920's, this beautiful lamp with a custom mica shade will be a perfect gift for all Art Deco fans. Designed by M Hames, accommodates two candles, which will create a magical glow during the evenings.

French art deco degue chandelier geometric peach glass

French art deco degue chandelier geometric peach glass

Richly decorated chandelier in the Art Deco style. Glass lampshade in geometric shape is mounted on metal frame. Elegant and sophisticated addition for each room.

C 30s Art Deco Vintage Ceiling Light Fixture Petal Chandelier Antique Lamp

C 30s Art Deco Vintage Ceiling Light Fixture Petal Chandelier Antique Lamp

A lovely chandelier for spicing up your home with flawless silhouette and timeless elegance. Designed in the 1930's, the lamp offers an antique petal shade with a crystal ball finial, and a crystal fixture firmly mounted to a ceiling.

Art deco hanging mermaid lamp m verdur

Art deco hanging mermaid lamp m verdur

Lack a drop of opulence in your space? Miss mermaids in your nautical themed decor? How about combining these two qualities in just one art deco ceiling lamp? Amber glass with art nouveau pattern is enclosed in a silvery case.

Antique Vintage Art Deco Light Fixture Ceiling Chandelier Jadeite Green Square

Antique Vintage Art Deco Light Fixture Ceiling Chandelier Jadeite Green Square

Really spetacular art-deco chandelier. It contains modern brushed nickel features, what is realy rare. The jadeite glass accent that is attached to the ceiling canopy is also an unusual method of decoration. With drops of glass, and mint color is rava avis!

Monumental pair of french art deco glass sconces sabino

Monumental pair of french art deco glass sconces sabino

The unique combination of an unusual form and stylish antique lamp finish in art deco design is the perfect solution for the original interior design. French aesthetics in glass sconces delights and brings elegance to the decor.

Vintage 1940s Antique Pink Art Deco Atomic Retro Ceiling Light Lamp Fixture

Vintage 1940s Antique Pink Art Deco Atomic Retro Ceiling Light Lamp Fixture

Fishing for antique chandeliers? This Art Deco ceiling fixture is a treat for those who fell for Atomic era styling. Square pink shade with textured crystal details and clear glass top rim comes directly from the 1940s.

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Art deco was born from the form of secession. Synthetic,geometrized and reductionist - these are the features of this style seen in this unique antique art deco table lamp. Its shape slightly resembles high wood in a modern-sacred edition with a silver finish.

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Opulent wall sconce taking its inspiration from the best features of Art Deco design. Unique shape and finish make it draw glances and substantially enrich the decor. Antique vibe is guaranteed around with this piece.

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An enchanting example of the glamorous Art Deco design, this green uranium glass lamp will be an eclectic accent in any refined interior. Manufactured in the 1920's, it delights with its great condition.

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A lovely table lamp in the art deco aesthetics depicting the beautiful figure of a woman holding a globe delight. Sculpture combined with light creates a uniquely artistic atmosphere in the decor.

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Not only does this lamp sports the charming and utterly beautiful art deco style but will also grace your interior with utmost class thanks to the gold finish of the frame and the well-detailed design.

Antique art deco standard lamp

Antique Art Deco Standard Lamp

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This art deco lamp constitutes a perfect proposition for one's vintage or retro decor. This unique construction, featuring a smooth mirror reflection, comes from Denmark.

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This antique art deco lamp will meet the approval of art deco lovers. The golden arched frame and the metal base have the form of a sculpted eagle, which in its hissing face holds in an elegantly shaded shade in a frosted glass with shades of pink and purple.

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Bronze Art Decó period signed Fayral (pseudonym of Pierre Le Falguays) ~ Patinated bronze and antique bronze.

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Elegant table lamp in Art Deco style. Both kickstand and lampshade are made of colorful glass. It has beautiful nature patterns - for example with flowers, forest and dragonflies. It can be beautiful decoration of your bedroom.

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French Art Deco Verdigris Wrought Iron Entryway or Outdoor Lighting Fixture | From a unique collection of antique and modern chandeliers and pendants at

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Made from the beautiful antique brass, this ceiling light constitutes a great way to create a refined appeal in your interiors. Its intricate, inimitable silhouette shall particularly enchant all Art Deco lovers.

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