Gargoyle Lamp

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From the classical archways of old buildings and staples at gothic churches, come the gargoyles to look over the world of man and guard us from evil. And if you have this essence in your home we offer gargoyle lamps, that embody this Guardian spirit in a fun and clever way. Take a look at all the gargoyle lamps we have, and choose your next Guardian for your home.

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New 1 Light Gargoyle Outdoor Wall Lamp Lighting Fixture Oil Rubbed Bronze

New 1 Light Gargoyle Outdoor Wall Lamp Lighting Fixture Oil Rubbed Bronze

A fabulous wall lamp created for an outdoor use. It is characterized by a metal figure of a dragon with an elegant, rubbed bronze finish. A lantern-like shade will bring the spirirt of the old world to your space.

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Gargoyle 1 Light Medium Lantern Head

Gargoyle 1 Light Medium Lantern Head

Change your home into a haunted medieval residence. The Medium Lantern Head decorated with four gargoyles is a great addition to the Halloween. It is finished in oil rubbed bronze finish with gold highlights.

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Wall mounted lamp for indoor and outdoor applications. Its mounting frame features an original and unique gargoyle stylization. The whole frame is finished in black color that is neutral and looks good in any decor.

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Gargoyle lamp

The Notre Dame style wall lamp. The gargoyles are the wonderful historical architecture's element. I am not pretty sure if it will be ok to put it to the private apartment, but in the public space, it could be.

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Gothic style exterior lamp brings a hint of medieval castle appeal to an otherwise ordinary house facade. Oil-rubbed wall mount fixture with detailed bat winged gargoyle sculpture. By Triarch International

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Outdoor Wall Light Sconce Fixture antique styl GARGOYLE DRAGON wings vintage

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Perched Gargoyle Wall Lamp - 92887 by Medieval Collectibles

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Gargoyle wall sconce

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Gargoyle table

Antique luxurious table lamp in Gothic style. It has solid kickstand made of bronze, which looks like gargoyle. Lampshade is made of dark material, which soften the light. This lamp plays its role perfectly as a night light.

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Gothic gargoyle outdoor light small

Gothic Gargoyle Outdoor Light - Small

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Buying Guide

Despite the grotesque features and the hideous demeanor, gargoyles command quite a fan following. One that has got a shot in the arm after the Harry Potter and the Game of Thrones universes unfolded. But the fact is that irrespective of whether you are a horror movie buff, a potterhead or just in awe of gothic architecture, Gargoyles make attractive décor pieces.

Gargoyle lamps in particular are perfect for both aesthetics and functionality. Picture walking into your library to be greeted by a gargoyle lamp hanging over the reading table. Or one on your porch with fiery red lit eyes to greet visitors. A bit creepy maybe. But certainly not run-of-the-mill.

If you’d like to add one of these to your home, then here are some of the important things to consider.

Gargoyle spouts were a common feature in Gothic architecture used to drive water away from the buildings. This makes Gargoyle lamps perfect for outdoor applications like the porch, the yard or the patio. It adds a touch of medieval design to your façade and certainly doesn’t hurt the aesthetics one bit.

However, you’d have to select a material that can stand up to the weather. Or ensure that it’s installed in a shaded or protected area, away from exposure to the elements.

For indoor use though, you have tons of options to choose from. There are gargoyle table lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps as well as ceiling lamps. Check the available space as well as an outlet to connect the lighting fixture before you narrow down on one.

The gargoyle figure in a gargoyle lamp is often made of metal, like wrought iron or bronze. While this allows the design to stay true to the vintage element that it’s associated with, it makes these fixtures heavier than normal lamps.

Some manufacturers offer these lamps in heavy duty plastic. These are better suited for outdoor use. However, if you plan to install this on drywall or on the ceiling, ensure that you have the hardware needed for it.

The lampshades can be made of fabric, glass or plastic.

The biggest draw of a gargoyle lamp is the design. And there are hundreds of them to choose from. What style of Gargoyle do you fancy?

  • There are the conventional gothic gargoyles which are like a mix of a dragon and a demon. You can pick one of these if you are aiming for a sinister looking lighting fixture.
  • Then there are the Potter Universe fueled modern interpretations which veer more towards the dragon. These are better suited for children’s rooms.
  • One of the most common designs has the lampshade suspended from the Gargoyle’s teeth or have the Gargoyle holding the lampshades.
  • Table lamps can have gargoyles figurines on the base.
  • A gargoyle with a globe in hand will look stunning with a color changing LED bulb in it.

Gargoyles with their large wingspan and protruded snouts can have a much larger footprint than what it appears to be. Measure the available space before you select a design.

  • For table lamps, account for the additional space needed for the other décor pieces or the things that you typically place on the table.
  • If the lamp is installed in an entryway, then ensure that there’s enough clearance around it to allow people to move freely.
  • Outdoor lamps are typically larger than the ones used indoors. Measure the height, width, depth, and wingspan.
  • Does the lampshade hang lower than the statute? Ensure that it's installed at the right height.

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