Antique Bridge Lamps

Buy the best antique bridge lamps selected and recommended by interior designers. By Vanessa Weber.

Gorgeous, classical, regal, and looking like something on a bridge over the Thames in London, these antique bridge lamps are a magnificent testament to a time where lamps has style and grace, and where on bridges not just for light, but for ambiance. Take a long stroll through this collection and see what we mean. You home will benefit from one or more of these lamps.

Tiffany Bridge Lamp

Tiffany Bridge Lamp

$134.99 $152.99

Tiffany Bridge Lamp

World Menagerie

$134.99 $152.99

Description

Reminiscent of an antique bridge lamp, this piece showcases a colorful Tiffany-style shade made of handcrafted stained glass. It is held by a bronze arm with foliage motifs and finished in a stunning bronze tone. The base is made of resin and features delicate patterns.

Designer Advice

With its dramatic essence, this lamp is perfect for traditional, maximalist, and bohemian interiors. When placed on a table, we recommend creating a vignette alongside a vintage globe, plants, books, and an antique-inspired clock. The size of this piece is ideal for nightstands. When putting it atop a console table, we suggest getting two of these to create a balanced look.

Art Nouveau Tiffany Table Lamp

Art Nouveau Tiffany Table Lamp

$137.99

Art Nouveau Tiffany Table Lamp

Bloomsbury Market

$137.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing living rooms, bedrooms, offices, or kids' rooms with elegance and class

What We Like: Intricate handcrafted design with rich colors and soft, dazzling lighting

This Art Nouveau-inspired Tiffany table lamp features a hand-cut colored glass design, combined with medieval classical baroque and Victorian shapes, offering an elegant and extraordinary taste. The lamp's intricate craftsmanship softly diffuses light to provide an inviting, practical and luxurious environment for your living spaces. Blending modern workmanship with a classical edge, it serves as a stunning centerpiece for any room.

Designer Advice

Place the lamp on a dark wood or antique side table to accentuate its eye-catching design and enhance the overall ambiance of your room.

Indigo Blue Tiffany-Style Accent Lamp

Indigo Blue Tiffany-Style Accent Lamp

$107

Indigo Blue Tiffany-Style Accent Lamp

Meyda Lighting

$107

Description

Perfect For: Adding a touch of elegance and charm to any room

What We Like: The delicate, handcrafted design and mouth-blown art glass shades

This stunning indigo blue Tiffany-styled accent lamp recreates Louis Comfort Tiffany's famous Favrile design from the early 1900s. The lamp features softly mottled blue shades, mouth blown of fine art glass, creating a delicate and attractive aesthetic. The lily shades are gracefully suspended from winding stems above a hand-finished mahogany bronze lily pad base, making the piece a true work of art.

Designer Advice

Place this exquisite lamp on a side table or desk to create an intimate and cozy atmosphere, whilst blending seamlessly with a range of interior styles and color schemes.

Warm Bronze Table Lamp with Amber Glass Shade

Warm Bronze Table Lamp with Amber Glass Shade

$131.99

Warm Bronze Table Lamp with Amber Glass Shade

Birch Lane™

$131.99

Description

Perfect For: Adding brightness and style to any room needing extra illumination

What We Like: Iridescent amber glass shade and top-inspired silhouette

Effortlessly blending style and function, this warm bronze table lamp is a must-have addition to any space in need of more lighting. The striking design showcases a slender hook-shaped steel base, topped by an iridescent amber glass shade with a unique top-inspired silhouette. Ideal for creating an industrial ambiance, this lightweight and portable piece is perfect for any room, enhancing your decor while providing abundant illumination.

Designer Advice

Place it on a wooden or metal side table next to your favorite reading chair, and pair it with vintage-inspired accessories for a cohesive industrial look.

Pipe Bridge Lamp

Pipe Bridge Lamp

$135.99 $163.99

Pipe Bridge Lamp

Alcott Hill®

$135.99 $163.99

Description

These bridge lamps exude both traditional and contemporary appeal. Its steel column features an arched branch and showcases two elements connected together by vintage bolts and washers. Meanwhile, its bulb is concealed by a drum-shaped shade with linen textures.

Vintage Arched 21" Table Lamp

Vintage Arched 21" Table Lamp

$107.99

Vintage Arched 21" Table Lamp

Williston Forge

$107.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing the ambiance and style of any space

What We Like: Its antique copper finish and practical design

With a beautiful antique copper finish, this 21" arched table lamp brings a touch of vintage charm to any room. Crafted from high-quality metal, it features a round base, a curved arm, and a bell-shaped shade that pair well with a variety of color palettes and aesthetics. The lamp comes with a 13W compact fluorescent bulb, casting light exactly where you need it and making it an ideal choice for adding both decor and illumination to your space.

Designer Advice

To further emphasize its vintage appeal, accentuate the lamp with antique or rustic furniture pieces, and consider adding warm-toned textiles for a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Industrial Chic Pulley Desk Lamp

Industrial Chic Pulley Desk Lamp

$133.99

Industrial Chic Pulley Desk Lamp

Trent Austin Design®

$133.99

Description

Perfect For: Adding a touch of factory flair to any living room, bedroom, or home office

What We Like: Adjustable bell-shaped steel shade

Embrace the industrial chic aesthetic with this stylish desk lamp, featuring a round base, slender body, and an eye-catching pulley system. The adjustable bell-shaped steel shade can be easily lowered to accommodate your task, ensuring the perfect amount of light in your space. Crafted from metal in a solid finish, this lamp brings functionality and unique design to any room. Just add a medium-base bulb (not included) to illuminate your workspace or reading nook.

Designer Advice

Pair this lamp with a reclaimed wood desk or an exposed brick wall for a true industrial feel, while adding pops of color through accessories to soften the look.

Nautical-Inspired Curved Table Lamp

Nautical-Inspired Curved Table Lamp

$108.99

Nautical-Inspired Curved Table Lamp

Beachcrest Home™

$108.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing living room or den spaces

What We Like: Authentic nautical shape design

This nautical-inspired table lamp adds the perfect touch of seaside charm to your living room or den. It features a curved silhouette that is masterfully crafted into an authentic nautical shape, bringing a sense of adventure to your space. This unique table lamp serves not only as a functional light source, but also as a conversation-starter piece that effortlessly elevates your interior design.

Designer Advice

To complete your nautical-themed ensemble, pair this lamp with navy blue and white accents like decorative pillows, area rugs, and wall art showcasing ocean life or coastal scenery.

Woven Glass Art Pendant Light

Woven Glass Art Pendant Light

$905.4

Woven Glass Art Pendant Light

Meyda Lighting

$905.4

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing any room with a touch of artistic elegance

What We Like: The exquisite multi-hued glass design

This woven glass art pendant light recreates the early 20th-century Tiffany Studios' mastery with a fringed skirt made of glass. The shade showcases a stunning blend of plum, emerald, cobalt, heather, Xanadu, azure, and saffron art glass, all intertwined to mimic fabric. Using the renowned Meyda Tiffany copper foil construction process, the pendant is complemented by a three-grace sculpted table base finished in mahogany bronze. Its artistic nature makes it a perfect addition to any room in your home.

Designer Advice

For the best display, install this pendant light as a centerpiece in your living room or dining area and pair it with contrasting furnishings to create a visually striking focal point.

Oiled Bronze Curved Metal Table Lamp

Oiled Bronze Curved Metal Table Lamp

$199

Oiled Bronze Curved Metal Table Lamp

Birch Lane™

$199

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing your nightstand or entryway console

What We Like: The artful appeal and warm glow it brings

This oiled bronze table lamp is crafted from metal, featuring a curved silhouette that adds elegance and style to any room. Its textured shade beautifully diffuses the light, accommodating a single 60W E26 bulb (not included). The lamp's versatile design makes it perfect for brightening up your master suite or greeting guests with a warm ambiance at the entryway.

Designer Advice

To heighten the lamp's visual appeal, pair it with a unique book or decorative piece on a wooden nightstand or console table. Choose a bulb with a warmer color temperature for a cozy atmosphere.

Mid-Century Modern Wall Shelf Unit

Mid-Century Modern Wall Shelf Unit

$854

Mid-Century Modern Wall Shelf Unit

Astoria Grand

$854

Description

Perfect For: Displaying decorative items and organizing small essentials

What We Like: Its multifunctional design with different sized compartments

This mid-century modern wall shelf unit brings an eye-catching and functional touch to any living space. Its various-sized compartments offer versatility in displaying decor items and organizing essentials, while the geometric design adds a contemporary feel. Crafted from high-quality wood and available in multiple finishes, this unit seamlessly blends with a range of interior styles. Its space-saving design makes it an ideal choice for small apartments or rooms with limited floor space.

Designer Advice

To give it a cohesive look, accessorize the shelf with complementary mid-century modern-inspired decor pieces and create a balanced arrangement of items to showcase your personal style.

Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

$329.99

Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

Ivy Bronx

$329.99

Description

Perfect For: Home office workers and students

What We Like: Smooth height adjustment feature

This adjustable standing desk converter allows you to effortlessly transition from sitting to standing throughout your workday, promoting a healthier lifestyle. The spacious work surface accommodates a laptop, monitor, keyboard, and mouse, while the built-in cable management system keeps your workspace organized. Its sturdy design and gas spring mechanism ensure smooth height adjustments and overall durability, perfect for anyone looking to enhance their ergonomic and health-conscious setup.

Designer Advice

Pair it with an anti-fatigue mat to support your feet and legs during long hours of standing and a comfortable ergonomic chair for when you sit back down.

Soft Bridge Lampshade

Soft Bridge Lampshade

Soft Bridge Lampshade

Upgradelights

Description

Made of faux leather, these antique bridge lamp shades have a textured feel and look to them. Designed as a bell-shaped shade, each piece has a trimmed edge. Comes with brass-threaded fitting, ideal for floor lamps with down-bridge assemblies.

Chic Bridge Lamp

Chic Bridge Lamp

Chic Bridge Lamp

Description

Glam with a touch of industrial, this vintage bridge lamp combines two metal finishes in one piece. Its tubular arched post provides ample support to the cylindrical shade while also offering the right amount of contrast to the palette.

Designer Advice

A versatile choice for modern industrial, midcentury modern, and transitional spaces. The black and brass option is perfect for adding drama to your end table vignette. For something chic and sophisticated, we recommend opting for the gold base paired with a white or seeded shade. Play with tones by placing it on top of a table with a contrasting color palette.

Sleek Vertical Bookshelf with Drawers

Sleek Vertical Bookshelf with Drawers

Sleek Vertical Bookshelf with Drawers

Foundry Select

Description

Perfect For: Decluttering small spaces and adding visual interest

What We Like: The seamless combination of open and closed storage

This sleek vertical bookshelf offers a smart storage solution for both displaying and organizing various items. The open shelves are perfect for showcasing your favorite books, photos, and decorative pieces, while the lower drawers provide discreet storage for smaller objects. The tall and narrow design makes efficient use of vertical space, allowing it to fit perfectly into tight corners, home offices, or cozy reading nooks. The modern design and clean lines will complement any contemporary interior style.

Designer Advice

Incorporate it into a minimalistic or industrial-inspired space, and use a mix of textured materials, like concrete and wood, to draw attention to the bookshelf as a statement piece.

Industrial Lamp

Industrial Lamp

Industrial Lamp

Sand & Stable™

Description

A bridge lamp with history, this lighting fixture evokes a graceful vintage design. Its bulb is placed inside an industrial-style cage, held by a curved post made of metal. Finished in black with antique textures and is perfect for farmhouse interiors.

Tree Lamp

Tree Lamp

Tree Lamp

Description

Usher some drama into your living space with this bridge floor lamp. Its bell-shaped shades provide two types of illumination for uplighting and downlighting functions. The two fixtures are held together by a turned pedestal post, crafted in steel.

Designer Advice

Perfect for placing beside your sofa or in the reading nook. This is a great piece for farmhouse, transitional, and vintage-style interiors when you want to introduce a unique yet simple element to the composition. If positioned beside an armchair, we recommend pairing it with a round side table in black wood or wrought iron. 

Metal Desk Lamp with Downbridge Design

Metal Desk Lamp with Downbridge Design

Metal Desk Lamp with Downbridge Design

Longshore Tides

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing the charm and atmosphere of your home office or study space

What We Like: The curved neck and cage-style shade

Elevate the ambiance of your study or home office with this intricately designed metal desk lamp. Featuring a downbridge design, its curved neck, and a stylish cage-design shade, this lamp not only adds aesthetic appeal but is also practical. It comes with a 60W Edison bulb that perfectly illuminates your surroundings, creating an inviting atmosphere for intimate gatherings or focused work sessions.

Designer Advice

Pair this desk lamp with wooden or industrial-themed furniture to highlight its unique design, and consider adding other elements with Edison bulbs to create a cohesive, vintage-inspired look.

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Antique Bridge Lamps

Buying Guide

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.

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 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.

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.

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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Bridge floor lamp

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.

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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 Dark Gold Finish

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.

Bridge lamp shade

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.

Antique Vintage Bridge Arm Floor Lamp Light Fixture With Slag Stain Glass Shade

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.

Antique bridge lamps

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.

Bridge lamp

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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Tiffany Roman Bridge Arm Floor Lamp

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.

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Vintage Victorian Bridge Lamp Shade

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Cleopatra's Peacock Antique Bridge Floor Lamp Hand by peacockgypsy

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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.

Antique wrought iron floor lamp

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.

Bridge arm lamp shades

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.

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Victorian Lampshade and Antique Bridge Lamp

Antique bridge arm floor lamp

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.

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Vintage Art Deco Silver Cast Iron Nautical Bridge Arm Floor Lamp W Shade

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.

Reading Floor Lamp

Reading Floor Lamp

The elegant floor lamp for any bookworm. Great for reading and as an additive to the home libraries. Lampshade made of glass with a rich amber hue, which makes the light is pleasing to the eye and warm.

Templeton 1 Light Bridge Floor Lamp

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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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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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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