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Antique Bridge Lamps

Just look at their regal appearance! With their intricately ornamental bases and beautiful shades, antique bridge lamps are true works of art that will bring splendor and nobility to your space. Since most of the light from a bridge lamp falls in a downward pattern, it will make a perfect addition to a reading nook, making those moments with the book so much more special.

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The Oscar Bach patinated iron bridge lamp has got the pierced decorated bridge arm, swirling leaves and octagonal platform of the base. It adds a sophisticated twist into any home space.

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Bring some antique elegance into your living room, with this exquisite bridge lamp. Designed in the 1920's, the lamp stands on a round base with fine metalwork, while holding a hexagonal, metal mesh shade.

Antique bridge lamp floor lamp vintage early 1900s cast iron
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Antique Bridge Lamp Floor Lamp Vintage Early 1900s Cast Iron Dark Gold Finish
The slim design of this exceptionally efficient antique bridge lamp makes the interior a new dimension. The whole cast iron structure is durable and beautifully fits with subtle shade lamps. Perfect detail for the living room.

Antique cast iron floor lamp
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It's time to illuminate your home with an industrial ray of sunshine, thanks to this 1920's fringe lamp that oozes with rustic accents. Its antique look is characterized by a lovely metalwork and a stained glass shade.

Vintage art deco nouveau cast iron bridge arm floor lamp
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Vintage Art Deco Nouveau Cast Iron Bridge Arm Floor Lamp Light W/ Cone ...

Bridge lamp shade
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A stunning antique floor lamp having an X-like base with 4 bowed rods supporting a tall twisted stem (both are in gold and blue) with collars, widenings, floral finials, a bowed arm. A colourful silk lampshade has gold lacing and glass pendants.

Vintage art deco nouveau jadite jadeite brass bridge arm floor
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Vintage Art Deco Nouveau Jadite Jadeite Brass Bridge Arm Floor Lamp Light 59
This vintage brass bridge arm floor lamp constitutes a cool proposition for all art deco enthusiasts. Featuring turquoise glass, it will bring brilliance to any kind of space.

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Bridge lamps are one of the lighting fixtures that became immensely popular during the transitional phase of various art movements. It was prevalent during art deco as well as Nouveau, thanks to the rising popularity of bridge and other card games as a leisure activity.

Today, these lamps make for excellent accent pieces. Not to mention that they are functional as well. Swap your mundane reading light with an antique bridge lamp and you have a functional centerpiece in your bedroom.

Here’s a small guide that shows you how to shop for one of these beauties.

What is a bridge lamp?

A bridge lamp is a floor lamp that was used to illuminate the floor or a table used for recreational games, like the bridge. It can be identified easily by its unusually long base and a bridge arm that houses a downward directional light.

The base can be made of cast iron, brass, bronze or zinc, which were the metals that were prevalent in lamp making at the time, while the lampshade can either be glass or fabric. Almost all manufacturers of lighting fixtures made bridge lamps in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In fact, these lamps continued to be manufactured well into the 1950s.

The length of the base

The metal base in a bridge lamp is 54 – 60 inches tall. This makes it just about the perfect height for a reading lamp if you place it next to the bed. But the height also makes it highly prone to tipping over if it gets knocked or bumped. So, you’ve got to ensure that you place it flush against a wall to prevent this from happening. For this reason, bridge lamps are commonly placed in corners.

Also, many manufacturers, like Tiffany used a heavy metal base or a lead ring under the base to prevent the lamps from getting knocked over. Check to see if the lamp you like is base heavy or has the lead ring contraption under the base.

The lampshade

A lot of antique bridge lamps have the metallic bases in immaculate condition, but come with damaged lamp shades. That’s more common in lamps with fabric lampshades which might have worn out or frayed with time.

However, lampshades are easily replaceable with an antique or a modern replica. There are dozens of options to choose from. Most bridge lamps in those days used a conical lamp shade. But designs like floral, geometrical shapes or contemporary ones also make for excellent décor pieces.

As long as you can source an authentic base and extension arm, go ahead and buy it.

Check for the manufacturer

As is the case with any antique lighting fixture, it is highly recommended that you look for signs or markings that helps you identify the manufacturer and year. In case of bridge lamps, the markings were mostly stamped on the base or under it.

The older the lamp, the more difficult it will be to find the markings because it can get faded or difficult to read due to the patina.

There are many online public resources that help you identify antique lamps and ascertain their monetary value. All you need to do is click some pictures of the lamp and upload them to these websites.

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Iron floor lamp antique
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Richly decorated floor lamp in Victorian style. It is mounted on metal base and fitted with fabric lampshade finished with decorative tassels. Suitable for residential and commercial premises.

Bridge lamp
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Furnish your living zone with this beautiful antique bridge lamp. It features the paper shade with orange color and brass base. It fits perfectly to classic and traditional style in the room.

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For every fan of the antique appeal this bridge lamp sports the sublime glass shade and the art deco structure along with the design taken straight out of 1930s, oozing that same air of refined beauty and chic.

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Antique bridge arm floor lamp

Antique wrought iron floor lamp
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This antique styled floor lamp will make for an ideal option for completing a sophisticated-looking interior that is packed with refined, elegant style. It comes with the detailed and beautifully styled shade and the lavish, gold base.

Antique bridge lamp
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A fine lamp shade with anqtique appearance and detailed design in shape of a floral cup. Crafted of quality material, the shade has a neatly shaped bottom, and fills up rooms with romantic ambiance by generating warmth, intimate light.

Antique bridge lamps
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If you are interested in Art Deco style, this floor lamp which connects modernity with vintage style is dedicated special for you. Base and top are made of sculptural metal, kickstand is finished of plastic, carved elements.

Bridge arm lamp shades
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This intricately hand painted 1920s tole bridge lamp with dimensional flowers holds a spring garden shadowbox shade in a soft, pastel tones of pink, green and yellow, adding a romantic glow to the space.

Antique bridge arm floor lamp
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Completely restored antique cast iron bridge floor lamp has an incredibly craved top part of the iron stick. The ornamental cravings esambles of bird wing - finished with a traditional white lampshade, made of strong fabric.

Vintage art deco silver cast iron nautical bridge arm floor
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Vintage Art Deco Silver Cast Iron Nautical Bridge Arm Floor Lamp W Shade
Your nautical interior style lacks something? A proper lighting may help. This bridge arm floor lamp is cast in heavy duty iron. Its intricate vintage lacework design is so artful that it remains in the memory for long.

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Antique Vintage Bridge Arm Floor Lamp Light Fixture With Slag Stain Glass Shade
Elegant lamp, which have sculptural kickstand made of copper. It has hanging lampshade made of yellow stained glass-work in a shape of Campanula. It can be used as a tall table lamp or low floor lamp.

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An antique floor lamp with a decorative base made of cast iron and a beautiful brass bridge with a transparent lantern attached to it. The top of the lamp features nicely curved ornaments. The piece suitable for classy interiors.

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE SOLID BRASS " WINGED MERMAID " BRIDGE FLOOR LAMP

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What is intresting of this bridge arm floor lamp is wonderful ornate detailed castings right down to the adjustment screw. Recycled lamp has very original, wrought iron trim in vintage style. The lampshade is very small, made of thick glass.

Cast iron floor lamp
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Tall floor lamp, black with gold elements, on bridge arm with meticulous lacework like scroll motifs. Definitely dedicated for traditional interiors, and all those that want to have their general elegance boosted.

Tiffany Roman Bridge Arm Floor Lamp
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Tiffany Roman Bridge Arm Floor Lamp
Beautiful, Tiffany-like style floor lamp. Made of wood, finished in mahogany bronze, arched and with decorative curves at the botton and at the top. Bowl-shaped, stained glass shade in beige and green.

Tiffany bridge arm floor lamp
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A chic classic floor lamp with an ornate base of brass with white ceramic accents. It has a round embossed foot, a tall fluted column with a twisted bottom part and a scrolled arm. A bell lampshade of orange glass has a metal frame and glass fringes.

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Remember the Galle lamp? Tiffany bridge arm floor lamp gets the inspiration of this.Silver fixture, an aged shade of glass. The lampshade has lead glass in shades of green, orange and settles an amber-brown frame. An artistic functional element of lighting.

Swing Arm Floor Lamp
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Swing Arm Floor Lamp
Floor lamp featuring very appealing design and classic shade. The latter is made of high quality material. Base of the lamp is made of high quality metal, which makes it a long lasting and durable construction.

Tiffany Roman Bridge Arm Floor Lamp
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Tiffany Roman Bridge Arm Floor Lamp
When simple contemporary designs are not what you look for, have a closer look at this startling Tiffany style floor lamp. Well-known and beloved design was combined with traditional manufacturing techniques.

Templeton 1 Light Bridge Floor Lamp
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Templeton 1 Light Bridge Floor Lamp
Intricate detailing that embellishes the stand of this floor lamp is not its most stunning element; what grabs your attention first is the beautifully crafted bowl shade handrolled of stained glass (a composition of reds, yellows and greens).

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Nautical theme floor bridge lamp 130 kbdg fp
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Nautical Theme Floor Bridge Lamp (130-KBDG-FP)

Antique iron floor lamp
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An example of a handmade, custom designed Victorian lampshade. Its rich adorning will enchant all, who love the antique design. Available also with a bridge shade size and a larger floor size.

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Victorian Lampshade and Antique Bridge Lamp

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Only in a temperamental home can stand such an old-fashioned antique-bridge lamp with a velvet coating on shades of red wine.This vintage look is enhanced by the design of a falling lampshade with copper and gold tones and red beads.

Bridge lamp shades
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Phenomenal floor lamp for all kinds of interiors according to taste and need. Richly decorated base is finished with floral theme. Lampshade is covered with fabric and decorated with tassels. Ideal as additional source of light.

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The beautiful lampshade of this stylish antique bridge lamp is an excellent way to bring your unique style and character to life. Beautiful ornamental details of the base and handle of lampshades captivate creating a nice composition.

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Vintage Victorian Bridge Lamp Shade

Vintage art deco bridge floor lamp
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Vintage Art Deco Bridge Floor Lamp
For bird lovers, we recommend a birdcage with galvanized bars, because they are thinner and will not obscure the view of birds. In addition, the antique bird cage can be purely decorative as a magical iron element in the garden.

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Bridge floor lamp
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Lavish and detailed to utmost perfection - this Victorian lampshade comes with the material structure and immensely beautiful floral accents along with the charming fringe and silk ribbon to complete the look.

Antique art deco bridge lamp heavy cast metal base and
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Distinguishing itself with a metal base and bridge arm, this Antique Art Deco measures 59" and is finished with a Victorian shade. A great proposition for all vintage or retro fans.

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As you can see this antique bridge lamp uses art-deco or mission style merits, also called Arts & Crafts Lamp. It has definitely a vintage shade of amber on the lampshade in a form of a bell-shaped flower. The whole floor structure is made of iron.

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Rustic Farmhouse

Antique bridge lamps
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Chelsea Antique Brass Bridge Floor Lamp traditional-floor-lamps

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Simply, marvelous in its form, this Victorian bridge lamp emanates with antique flavor and detailed design. It comes with a burn-out silk velvet in bronze and black shade that hangs on a twisted, slender rod attached to the matching round base.

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Antique design at its best. Popular during the 1910's through the 1940's, Victorian bridge lamps were used for lighting and decoration. This one catches the attention with its tall, brass base and purple shade

Victorian floor lamp
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This antique bridge floor lamp drips with Victorian opulence. Hand beaded curtain dangles from a round shade graced with roses and leaves embroidery in pink and a drop of green. Bridge arm is no less elaborate.

Wrought iron floor lamp antique
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Antique Railway Lantern

Saturday Morning Bridge Arm Floor Lamp
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Saturday Morning Bridge Arm Floor Lamp
That being prepared and very impressive floor lamp is a wonderful decorative detail for each type of interior. Beautifully made lampshade and a solid metal base makes the whole coherent and very stylish.

1920 floor lamps
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A masterpiece amongst antique bridge lamps, this Victorian beauty stands on a beautifully twisted metal rod attached to a round base for stability. It holds an exquisite, quality fabric shade that illuminates interiors with warm, soothing light.

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A journey to the past, to the Victorian era. This antique bridge lamp is from the 1930's. Hand-cut braided, adorned with a lapel covered with silk. What brings also a vintige look is a presence of side panels.