Hanging Oil Lamp

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Electric options might be practical, but nothing can replace the charm of traditional hanging oil lamps. Introduce one in your home or patio to create a cozy and nostalgic ambiance. Depending on their design, these lamps can help you reinforce your existing decor style, too. As for the hanging part, most models allow you to move your new lamp around, so you’ll even get to use it in different rooms and outdoor sections.

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Updated 22/08/2022
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Classic hanging oil lantern

Classic hanging oil lantern


This 9” hanging oil lamp showcases the iconic and instantly recognizable fisherman’s lantern design. You can find it in a versatile black finish as well as dark blue and red. It consists of a sturdy iron and plexiglass build with a practical ring.

Designer Advice:

This type of hanging oil lamp is a must in nautical, coastal, and any beach-inspired interior. However, while it would look a bit out of place in the most contemporary settings, it can work with different decors, too. For example, it can help you reinforce or add a vintage touch. Its metal design makes it an excellent choice in industrial homes as well.

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Antique hanging oil lamp for sale

Antique hanging oil lamp for sale

High Shine

This 9” vintage hanging oil lamp works with paraffin and is especially recommended for outdoor use. Hang it on your patio wall but move it or place it on the table whenever needed. Its bronze finish can easily match your existing garden features and decor, too.

$26.99 $29.99

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Colorful hanging oil lamp

Colorful hanging oil lamp

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As well as the usual black, this hanging oil lamp is available in a bright blue design. Use it to complement your existing palette if you have that hue as an accent. You can reinforce it by adding some small items (like cushions) in the same blue shade.

$34.99 $37.99

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Wall hanging oil lamp

Wall hanging oil lamp


This 10” hanging oil lamp is handmade by North Indian artisans using traditional sand-casting techniques. From the elephant design to the diya holders and bells, it boasts impeccable attention to detail. This lamp is bound to become a bold statement and a conversation starter.

Designer Advice:

If you’re only planning on using your hanging oil lamp in one place, you can consider a wall-mounted model. It’ll become an integral part of your patio or interiors, acting as a decorative piece even when it’s not lit up. Portable lamps, however, are a more flexible solution, especially outdoors: you’ll get to move them from your wall to the table or stairs whenever needed.

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Stylish hanging oil lamps

Stylish hanging oil lamps

Mud Pie™

This set consists of two hanging oil lamps reaching 14 ¼” and 18” in height respectively. It showcases a charming metal and mango wood design with practical top loops. These lamps should only be used outdoors, so make the most of them to decorate your garden or patio.

$124.7 $133.4

Designer Advice:

A set of multiple hanging oil lamps is both practical and decorative. You can use it to create a cohesive feel in your outdoor space. For example, you could hang the largest lantern on the wall next to your seating area. Then, keep the smaller one on the table to gain some extra light while reinforcing your decor.

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Wood hanging oil lamps

Wood hanging oil lamps

Mud Pie™

Intended for outdoor use, these versatile hanging oil lamps measure 11” and 15” in height. Their wooden design includes metal chicken wire and a loop. The latter maintains a wooden element for added practicality and style.

$118.25 $126.5

Designer Advice:

Choose hanging oil lamps in a wooden design to add a nature-inspired feel to your patio. Darker wood finishes tend to work better in rustic, modern, and bohemian settings. Lighter ones, on the other hand, will be a more suitable option for contemporary or Scandinavian decors.

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Decorative hanging oil lamps

Decorative hanging oil lamps

Mud Pie™

This set of two hanging oil lamps (20” and 25” in height) consists of mango wood in a distressed white finish. This makes it particularly indicated for shabby chic patios, but it can work in vintage and traditional settings just as well.

$129 $138

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Versatile hanging oil lantern

Versatile hanging oil lantern


Just under 12” or 16” high, this hanging oil lamp relies on a sturdy and versatile iron build with a practical loop. The neutral finish and x-design on its sides make it a perfect choice for traditional decors in particular.

$30.99 $54.2

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Hanging Oil Lamp

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Light has always been of interest to people. It extends working hours, it makes it easier to take care of things. Long before electric lamps, hanging oil lamps helped to provide quality light to larger areas than a handheld lamp or candle. These lamps come in various types and reflect the time, the people, and the materials they had on hand.

  • Hanging Brass Lamp

Brass is a durable substance – something that can be important if you are hanging flammable oil. More than that, it is beautiful. A polished brass lamp with a well-cleaned lamp chimney can create quality light, although not as steady or reliable an illumination and an electric lamp.

  • The Betty Lamp

Betty lamps did not have glass globes or chimneys. The flame was left open to the air. Betty lamps were made of iron or brass, and burned meat fat or fish oil. They are believed to have originated in Germany or the nearby area.

  • Ship Lamp

For many centuries, fire on a ship was a sailor’s worst nightmare. A ship lamp, therefore, is made of thick glass, protected by posts of brass or similarly hard metal. The thick glass also served to magnify the flame. A genuine ship lamp is quite expensive but amazingly elegant.

  • Edison Barn Lantern

An Edison barn lantern is the type rumored to have been kicked over by Mrs. O’Leary’s cow. Although both Mrs. O’Leary and the cow have been exonerated, the legend and song both persist. Today, it is more a bit of fun. Back then, it was acquiring a scapegoat for a huge tragedy.

  • The Classic Oil Lamp

Oil lamps have been around for a long time, they feature in antiquity, fairy tales and legend. The one most of us know and remember, however, is the lamp our great-grandmothers might have had. It had a clear, glass globe – heavy glass, to help prevent breakage, a brass fitting that screwed onto the glass and that held a wick that could be adjusted up or down by means of a screw, and a clear, glass chimney that fitted over the wick. The chimney was to keep breezes from blowing the flame out and to help the flame burn bright without burning too high or too hot. Replicas are often sold in stores as survival or preparedness gear.

  • Genie in the Lamp

It would hardly do to consider classic lamps without keeping in mind Aladdin’s lamp that could grant three wishes. That lamp was much more like a Betty lamp than the one that hung above Grandma’s kitchen table. Often made of brass, it held oil. A simple wick – probably made of a twist of sheep’s wool or perhaps linen – was fed down into the oil through a spout. It was filled through a hole at the top of the lamp, which had a small lid on it.

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