Hurricane Lamps

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Always in style, hurricane lamps are one of the most versatile design accessories. The soft glow of a flame through glass adds a twinkle of light in dark corners and can be used indoors or outdoors. Use them as table centerpieces, outdoor lanterns or living space accessories. They add charm to a decor whether they’re grouped together or stand on their own. Pretty and practical, fuel-burning or candle hurricane lamps can come in very handy in case of a power outage.

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Electric hurricane lamp
Rose Court Hurricane 17" Torchiere Lamp
Rose Court Hurricane 17" Torchiere Lamp
Rose Court Hurricane 17" Torchiere Lamp
Rose Court Hurricane 17" Torchiere Lamp
Rose Court Hurricane 17" Torchiere Lamp

Electric hurricane lamp

Design Toscano

Standing at 16.5” high, this electric hurricane lamp uses one 7-watt and one 60-watt bulb and comes with a 3-way switch on its cord. The base is made from bronze-painted metal and the glazed glass globes are patterned and rose-tinted.

$131.54 $204.06

Designer Advice:

Vintage in style, this old-fashioned hurricane lamp works well as a bedside lamp. As this lamp is electric, make sure to only use it in dry locations where you would use other lamps. The light direction is up through the glass and is wired for 110-volt power. The bottom portion of the lamp does light up but can’t be operated unless the top light is also turned on. 

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Antique gas oil hurricane lamp
Serene Spaces Living Vintage Glass Oil Lamp, Brass Table Oil Lamp, Antique Oil Lamp For Home Decor, Nautical Or Victorian Wedding, Store Window, Measures 9.5" Tall & 3.25" Diameter
Serene Spaces Living Vintage Glass Oil Lamp, Brass Table Oil Lamp, Antique Oil Lamp For Home Decor, Nautical Or Victorian Wedding, Store Window, Measures 9.5" Tall & 3.25" Diameter
Serene Spaces Living Vintage Glass Oil Lamp, Brass Table Oil Lamp, Antique Oil Lamp For Home Decor, Nautical Or Victorian Wedding, Store Window, Measures 9.5" Tall & 3.25" Diameter
Serene Spaces Living Vintage Glass Oil Lamp, Brass Table Oil Lamp, Antique Oil Lamp For Home Decor, Nautical Or Victorian Wedding, Store Window, Measures 9.5" Tall & 3.25" Diameter
Serene Spaces Living Vintage Glass Oil Lamp, Brass Table Oil Lamp, Antique Oil Lamp For Home Decor, Nautical Or Victorian Wedding, Store Window, Measures 9.5" Tall & 3.25" Diameter

Antique gas oil hurricane lamp

Serene Spaces Living

With a classic design, this gas oil hurricane lamp comes in a clear or milky white glass chimney option. Its small scale ensures a light 1 lb weight before adding the oil, which needs to be purchased separately.

Designer Advice:

This old-fashioned oil hurricane lamp uses oil that can be easily purchased from most hardware stores. Control the size of the flame by raising or lowering the cotton wick with the wick raiser knob. At 9.5” tall, this hurricane lamp works well when grouped together with other hurricane lamps, although on its own does throw a nice amount of light when evening sets in on your porch or patio.

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Old fashioned hurricane camping lamp
Bittle Vintage Camping Lantern 19.5" Lamp
Bittle Vintage Camping Lantern 19.5" Lamp
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Bittle Vintage Camping Lantern 19.5" Lamp
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Old fashioned hurricane camping lamp

Loon Peak®

Modeled after a vintage hurricane camping lamp, this one looks vintage but actually has the convenience of a plug-in lamp. Its beige linen shade covers one 40-watt light bulb on a glass and metal base. A rocker switch makes turning on and off easy.

Designer Advice:

This rustic electric hurricane lamp is suitable for damp locations (moist environments without direct exposure to water). The on/off switch is located on the lamp cord and the 40-watt (or 10-watt LED) bulb keeps the lighting soft. Keep the light warm with an amber bulb. Perfect for a rustic aesthetic, including your cabin or cottage, or simply at a country or farmhouse home.

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Vintage hurricane lamp

Vintage hurricane lamp

The green glass base of this vintage hurricane lamp contrasts perfectly with the clear glass chimney and makes it stand out from the crowd. It comes with two 7” wicks as well as a stainless steel wick clip that works as tweezers.

Designer Advice:

To fill the lamp base with any safe fuel, unscrew the brass metal link counterclockwise from the base. Pour your fuel directly into the base. Insert one of the two wicks into the slotted metal holder, leaving most of the wick dangling at the bottom. Screw the metal holder and wick into the glass base. Adjust the height of the wick by turning the circular button and light the wick before replacing the glass chimney.

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Painted glass hurricane lamp
Beatrice Hurricane Rose Table Lamp Pink One Size - 24 Inches High - Victorian Style - Crystal Beads, Glass - Floral Aesthetic, Roses - Electric - Vintage Antique Parlor Lamps for Home Desk, Bedroom
Beatrice Hurricane Rose Table Lamp Pink One Size - 24 Inches High - Victorian Style - Crystal Beads, Glass - Floral Aesthetic, Roses - Electric - Vintage Antique Parlor Lamps for Home Desk, Bedroom
Beatrice Hurricane Rose Table Lamp Pink One Size - 24 Inches High - Victorian Style - Crystal Beads, Glass - Floral Aesthetic, Roses - Electric - Vintage Antique Parlor Lamps for Home Desk, Bedroom
Beatrice Hurricane Rose Table Lamp Pink One Size - 24 Inches High - Victorian Style - Crystal Beads, Glass - Floral Aesthetic, Roses - Electric - Vintage Antique Parlor Lamps for Home Desk, Bedroom
Beatrice Hurricane Rose Table Lamp Pink One Size - 24 Inches High - Victorian Style - Crystal Beads, Glass - Floral Aesthetic, Roses - Electric - Vintage Antique Parlor Lamps for Home Desk, Bedroom

Painted glass hurricane lamp

This exquisite antique hurricane lamp features painted roses on its handblown glass base and globe. Modeled in the Victorian era, it comes with a scalloped-edge glass chimney and faux crystal accent bead fringe on an antique brass base.

Designer Advice:

Although this lamp looks antique, it is designed for the modern era. The lamp requires one 60 watt light bulb and one nightlight bulb. With the twist of the switch hidden under the globe, the nightlight bulb can be left on independently from the brighter 60 watts light bulb. Perfect for the bedroom, this lamp would look lovely paired with a vintage coverlet and rose bed cushions. 

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Tabletop hurricane lamp

Tabletop hurricane lamp

This metal birdcage hurricane lamp is designed to hold a 3” pillar candle and comes in a rose gold or silver finish. It stands 15” high on a 6” round base. The birdcage cover features a cut-glass detail between the ring top and cage. 

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Vintage marine hurricane lamp
Light Holder Lantern Shape: Vintage Marine Hurricane Lamp Design
Light Holder Lantern Shape: Vintage Marine Hurricane Lamp Design
Light Holder Lantern Shape: Vintage Marine Hurricane Lamp Design
Light Holder Lantern Shape: Vintage Marine Hurricane Lamp Design

Vintage marine hurricane lamp

Red Barrel Studio®

Crafted from black iron with an amber globe, this marine hurricane lamp holds a 2” wide pillar candle, not included with the lamp. The lamp top is held in place with two curved arms that can be lowered to let you place the candle on its stand. 

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Vase style hurricane lamp
Glass Hurricane
Glass Hurricane
Glass Hurricane

Vase style hurricane lamp

Bungalow Rose

The unusual design of this old-fashioned hurricane lamp looks handblown. An embossed pattern on the thick clear aqua blue glass lets the candle flame flicker as it casts a warm glow throughout your room or on your deck. Can hold a 4.5” by 8” candle.

$34.99 $55

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Set of five hurricane lamps
Nautical 5 Piece Glass Lantern Set
Nautical 5 Piece Glass Lantern Set
Nautical 5 Piece Glass Lantern Set
Nautical 5 Piece Glass Lantern Set
Nautical 5 Piece Glass Lantern Set

Set of five hurricane lamps

Breakwater Bay

Ideal for holding votive or tea light candles, this set of hurricane lamps adds to a room’s cozy ambiance. With a rope handle for carrying, each of the mold-formed glass bottoms has a unique textured surface. 

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Square hurricane lamps
Hurricane Lanterns With Glass Panels, Perfect For Home Decor, Parties & Events, Table Top Or Hanging Lantern For Indoor & Outdoor, Measures
Hurricane Lanterns With Glass Panels, Perfect For Home Decor, Parties & Events, Table Top Or Hanging Lantern For Indoor & Outdoor, Measures
Hurricane Lanterns With Glass Panels, Perfect For Home Decor, Parties & Events, Table Top Or Hanging Lantern For Indoor & Outdoor, Measures

Square hurricane lamps

mingbaoge

Available in two heights, these large hurricane lamps make a statement on your front porch or entryway. Made with an iron frame that’s painted black, clear glass panels provide the sides. Accommodates a 3” wide pillar candle. Choose from a 15” or 25” high lamp. 

$226.99 $239.99

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Buying Guide

"Old is gold." This is often true, and that's why antique hurricane lamps are in demand. There's a timeless appeal to antiques, and hurricane lamps serve an essential function of providing a wind-proof light source during blackouts.

As always, buying an antique can be a tricky endeavor. As a way of making things easier, this article is going to provide you with a buying guide to antique hurricane lamps.

Keep in mind that "antique" is a broad word. Shopping for an antique hurricane lamp is a lot easier if you know the more precise terms. Most antique dealers would categorize an item into true, vintage and near antique.

  • True Antique - For many connoisseurs, true antique would mean an item that is more than 100 years old. However, some dealers would consider an item as antique if it’s made before 1930.
  • Near Antique - A hurricane lamp that is in between 75 - 99 years old.
  • Vintage - Another broad term to describe certain collectibles. However, the term is typically used to describe items that were produced in the 1940's - 1960's.

When shopping for an antique hurricane lamp, another factor that is often brought up is the condition. In most cases, the condition is categorized in mint, excellent, and good.

  • Good condition often describes a lamp that is in a presentable state. This typically means that it works, but may have noticeable chips and cracks. If an antique hurricane lamp requires any sort of repair, it's also described as in good condition.
  • Excellent condition is used to describe a lamp that has minor flaws. It may mean that it has some small nicks and chips. Antiques that have recently undergone a repair is also termed as excellent condition.
  • Mint condition indicates that the antique hurricane lamp comes with no chips, cracks or broken parts. In other words, it's in perfect condition.

The glass of the hurricane lamp may come in either clear or colored. The right one for you depends on the primary purpose of the lamp.

Clear is the best option if the priority of the lamp is to provide illumination. A clear glass will allow the maximum amount of light to shine through. A tinted lamp is an excellent choice if the goal of the lamp is to provide aesthetic appeal rather than illumination. The right shade or tint can also help in setting the right mood.

When opting for a tinted lamp, another factor to consider is the color. There are no set-in-stone rules when it comes to choosing the right shade. One way to determine the right color is by knowing a bit of color theory. According to the theory, colors can affect your mood. For example, if you want to set a romantic mood, you may want a glass lamp that comes in the shades of red. Shades of blue are often associated with a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to set a livelier mood, shades of yellow are often recommended.

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Antique 1860 Columbia Gone With The Wind Double Ball Glass Parlour Oil Lamp

Antique 1860 Columbia Gone With The Wind Double Ball Glass Parlour Oil Lamp

This antique lamp based on a steel frame combined with white glass inserts and glass lamp creates a unique element ideal for country style décor. Beautiful floral motifs captivate and create a unique work.

Vintage Hand Painted Blue Yellow Gone With The Wind Hurricane Parlor Table Lamp

Vintage Hand Painted Blue Yellow Gone With The Wind Hurricane Parlor Table Lamp

Beautiful, antique lamp. This hand-painted pattern is the most beautiful out of the ones I’ve seen in quite a while. Floral patterns and metal construction give it a sense of luxury and elegance, a combination that’s not easy to be achieved.

Large hurricane lamps

Fall Color Vintage Hurricane Lamp 3 Way Light by EnduringEchoes, $87.00

Fenton Lamp 24 5 Pillar Orchid Carnival Violet Garden Ooak Free Usa Ship

Fenton Lamp 24 5 Pillar Orchid Carnival Violet Garden Ooak Free Usa Ship

This Fenton lamp with a beautiful antiqued bronze base wears the sign "S", meaning that this was a SAMPLE and not in the regular Fenton Production Line. It will look great in a shabby chic or antique room, adding a handsome lighting fixture.

Antique hurricane lamp 2

A gorgeous "Gone With the Wind" lamp decorated with lovely floral pattern and pink hues. Designed of metal in distressed finish and opaline glass, the lamp offers a fine shade in shape of a large orb, and a stable base with fancy metalwork.

Antique hanging oil lamp light parlor

Antique hanging oil lamp light parlor

The antique hanging oil hurricane lamp has got the shade with blue and white glass construction, and flowers basin with pink color. It features the glass ring, extra crystals and gold decorative base structure.

Antique hand painted ceramic hurricane lamp i983

Antique hand painted ceramic hurricane lamp i983

This antique table lamp is a combination of a hand-painted ceramic lamp with steel construction. Beautiful colors and unusual styling captivate and bring to the western country style. Amazing lamp to any decor.

Oil hurricane lamp clear horizon

Oil hurricane lamp clear horizon

A pretty authentic vintage oil lamp entirely manufactured of quality clear glass. It has a round base with vertical grooves, a round oil container, a vase-like removable lampshade. A wick is made of wool.

Large vintage white glass floral hurricane lamp

Large Vintage White Glass Floral Hurricane Lamp

Gone with the wind lamp have this very lamp so

Gone with the Wind lamp - Have this very lamp so I don't need to wish for this one thing

Antique lamp gone with the wind hurricane lamp

Antique Lamp: Gone with the Wind Hurricane Lamp

Large vintage oil lamp hurricane lamp

Large Vintage Oil Lamp Hurricane Lamp

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Have seen 'Gone with the wind', a classic Hollywood movie based on a famous Southern novel? This elaborate hurricane lamp is an exact replica of a red lamp with crystal beads that Rhett and Scarlett had in their parlor. Oh my!

Quoizel AB701 Abigail Adams 1 Light 20" Tall Painted Glass Hurricane Lamp with N,

Table lamp in rustic style. Base is made of metal and glass. It is decorated with carefully made floral pattern. Ideal as additional source of light in any interior as needed.

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Vintage hurricane table lamps

Oil lamp in rustic style. Frame is made of metal with antique finish. Round lampshade is covered with thick glass and finished with sophisticated ornamentation. Stylish addition for any interior according to taste.

Gone with the wind antique lamps

Cambridge Glass | Vintage Cambridge Glass Rose Pointrare Pair Hurricane Lamps Martha ...

Old hurricane lamps

Hurricane lamp with a very nice, antique stylization. This element of design features a solid base made of metal with decorative accents. Its main construction is finished in blue color. The whole lamp assures light and improves interior aesthetics.

Gwtw lamps

*FENTON ART GLASS ~ Vintage, Gone With The Wind 3 Way Lamp Wild Roses Peking Blue Opaque Blue.

Antique hurricane lamps 2

Vintage, hurricane lamps from 1950s. They are made of opaque, green glass and metal elements. They are small size, perfect to keep them on a coffee table or bookshelf. They may act as candle holders too.

Mosser glass jade jadeite green milk glass daisy fern tall

Mosser Glass Jade Jadeite Green Milk Glass Daisy Fern Tall Oil Lamp | eBay

1910 1920 Fenton Cranberry Swirl Triple Globe Oil Lamp Kerosene Flawless

1910 1920 Fenton Cranberry Swirl Triple Globe Oil Lamp Kerosene Flawless

Old-fashioned, retro take on a funky and adorable lamp with a triple globe structure and a brass, weathered frame. The globes are made out of stained glass in a pink, cranberry color which gives the lamp a moody touch.

Gone with the wind lamp converted to electric hand painted

Gone with the Wind lamp, converted to electric, hand painted