Antiques Victorian Floor Lamp


Just like everything else you see that is Victorian, Victorian floor lamps are breathtaking. They're so attractive they're almost hard to describe. One thing we can tell you is they will definitely suit a living space that is also decked out in Victorian designs. These specific antique Victorian floor lamps hearkened back to the early days of the Victorian movement. We have plenty in this collection.

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Silvered lilies at dusk antique

Elegant, traditional standing lamp. The Victorian style carries timeless appeal and never goes out of fashion. If you want to express your stylish inner self through furniture, then this classic lamp is perfect.

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Such a lamp would have used Queen Victoria herself at her court. Richly decorated in pastel floral motifs, including fringes and great precisoin. This antique floor lamp has a gold finish and is hand-painted. The base of the lamp is delicate, hand-decorated.

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Victorian floor lamp

Full of meticulous details, boasting carefully curated stained glass composition, scroll carving, cabriole feet and crown top molding, this Tiffany style Victorian pedestal lamp is definitely a true stunner.

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Victorian Torchiere Hester Floor Lamp

Victorian Torchiere Hester Floor Lamp

If you're a fan of intriguing and original solutions, this amazing and stylish floor lamp might be a perfect opportunity for you. Check it out now and enjoy an incredible design in your living room or bedroom!

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Have you been searching for a lamp that just does not look like the typical lamp? Well, you need to consider this standing oil lamp, which has got the Victorian style, round shade with flowers and brass finish.

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Victorian Chinoiserie Lampshade with Antique Chinese Embroidery Floor Lamp

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Such a lamp could be borrowed from the Queen Vicotria. She was an expert in good taste. Embroidered by hand, in beige shades, with lace and fringes with little amber.It also includes handmade floral motifs. Made of burn-out silk velvet with peacocks.

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Tall floor lamp with opulent shade, rich with all those beams, frills, embroidery and stuff. Victorian era lamps tended to be elaborate in style and so's this one. Hand-painted base isn't half bad either.

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Victorian 66" Floor Lamp

Victorian 66" Floor Lamp

This unique and stylish floor lamp is gonna amaze every fan of intriguing and original solutions! Check it out, bring some elegance to your house and enjoy an awesome design and the highest functionality.

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Antiques Victorian Floor Lamp

Buying Guide

The grandeur and opulence of the Victorian era are synonymous with their stunning light fixtures. Be it the elaborate chandeliers, the banquet lamps, candelabras or the more ubiquitous floor lamps, form was always considered as important as function.

Right from the shades, to the hand-blown glass to the delicately carved and decorated bases, Victorian lamps make excellent accent pieces and focal points. Today, these antique lamps command a hefty price tag in the collector’s market, which also makes them most likely to be counterfeited.

Here are a few boxes to tick off, if you are shopping for antique Victorian floor lamps.

Victorian lamps are by far the easiest to identify from among most of the lighting fixtures that were in prevalence from 1800-1900. As we mentioned earlier, everything was at its ornate best right from the time of the whale oil lamps to the kerosene lamps which replaced them, and the floor lamps which became prominent in the later part of the Victorian era, when electricity became commonly available.

Lampshades rose in popularity during this phase and fabric and shaded glass were the most commonly used shade materials. The irony though is that even the cheapest, utilitarian versions of these lamps used smoked white glass instead of clear glass.

Further, these shades were often hand-painted with floral designs and landscapes or featured delicate engravings. In the later part of the era, slag glass and case glass shades replaced fabric. Materials like mica and porcelain became popular.

Other than the ornate glass shades, Victorian floor lamps typically have tall stems which extend for a height of five to six feet from the base. The stems were mostly made of brass and are usually coated with Bronze and gold. Do the old magnet test to determine if its authentic brass.

Even the stems weren’t left undecorated though. Hand paintings and filigree were commonly used to decorate the stems as well as the bases.

One of the challenges in identification is that some of the early Victorian lamps do not have a distinctive maker’s mark. For example, the Pewter lamp. Other prominent lamp makers from the time are Eben Smith, Caper Molineux, Boardman Gleason.

There are a lot of cheap replicas that were made in India circa 1970 which have flooded the market and are sold as vintage Victorian lamps. Keep an eye out for these. Speak to an appraiser who can authenticate the lamp before you pay a hefty price for it.

What is the intended use of the antique lamp that you are looking to purchase? If it’s a centerpiece for the living room, then you are in luck. There will be no dearth of options. The caveat is that the lamp may not necessarily be in working condition.

If you intend to use it as a lighting fixture, then enquire about the condition of the lamp. Many antique resellers acquire the base of the lamp in good condition and then source a matching lampshade for it.

Others swap the old oil wick and cylinder for an electric bulb which reduces the value somewhat. In either case, the seller must be transparent about any modifications or alterations performed.

Look at the size of the stem. If it will be placed adjacent to a sofa or a cushion as a reading lamp, then five feet is just about the right size. But you can also find floor to ceiling lamps which throw the light off the ceiling to create a diffused ambiance.

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Solid metal lamp with a Victorian stylization. This functional element is suitable for floor placement. Its paw feet are durable, decorative and very stable on flat floors. Attractive scrools and ornaments improve aesthetics of this element.

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Presented here two similiar antiques Victorian floor lamps are examples of glamor that does not meet kitsch. Golden and copper finish, combined with spherical stems.

The white balls at the very top have delicately sculpted faces.

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Vintage floor lamp inspired of oriental style. The shade is ombré dyed from amethyst to green and is covered on both sides with antique metallic lace. The shade has extra-long, dramatic hand beaded fringe in beautiful amethyst jewel tones.

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With the Victorian design of the structure and the beautifully detailed base as well as the decorated, beaded shade this floor lamp will ensure a significant boost of both style and utmost charm for your interior.

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