Vintage Oil Lamps

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Once considered the best way to light the home before electricity, now a very attractive collectable item that still functions, these glass kerosene oil lamps are a very nice way to give homage to the old frontier. And the glass bases have been redesigned and updated for style and sturdiness. See all our glass kerosene lamps in this collection.

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Lantern Style Vintage Oil Lamp

Lantern Style Vintage Oil Lamp

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This compact vintage kerosene lamp is perfect when you want to light up late-night gatherings in your patio or backyard. Its classic lantern design is compact and lightweight. The lamp has a thin handle and is available in three colors.

$21.99 $33.5

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An excellent solution for power outages, this lantern-shaped oil lamp with a sturdy handle is easy to carry while navigating the house in the dark. You can also hang the lamp and turn it into a decorative piece. It has a metal body that’s resistant to weather damage. The flame is safe from the wind within the plexiglass lampshade.

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Decorative Oil Lamp

Decorative Oil Lamp

This innovative vintage oil lamp is a dazzling addition to any contemporary space. It has a streamlined design with a brass bottom and top glass shade. The brown/stain-colored lampshade throws light in a beautiful soft glow when lit.

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If you want a fancy accent lighting feature that is practical and modern, you can’t go wrong with this vintage oil lamp. It has a compact body and is lightweight enough to place anywhere. The brass and brown tones give it an elegant look even when not in use. When lit up, the lamp gives off soft accent lighting.

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Mini Vintage Oil Lamps

Mini Vintage Oil Lamps

This set of tiny vintage oil lamps is perfect for mood lighting indoors or outdoors. They feature a bowl-shaped shiny brass-gold base and a teardrop clear glass shade. The lamps are compact and stable, so you can place them just about anywhere.

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There are plenty of ways to style these mini vintage oil lamps. Their versatile design and colors make them perfect for vintage-themed weddings, backyard parties, and even cozy nights at home. They have a stable base, so you don’t have to worry about them tipping over. You can integrate these vintage oil lamps into the contemporary and traditional decor.

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Classic Vintage Oil Lamp

Classic Vintage Oil Lamp

If you’re looking for an antique oil lamp to match your antique decor pieces, you’ll want this one. It has a glass and brass build with a reflective mirror on the back. You can hang it or use it as table decor.

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Vintage Ceramic Oil Lamp

Vintage Ceramic Oil Lamp

This vintage ceramic oil lamp is a chic addition to a traditional American home. It has four legs in sturdy brass and a ceramic base with painted roses. The glass lampshade is engraved with “Home Sweet Home” for a cozy aesthetic.

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Art Deco Vintage Oil Lamp

Art Deco Vintage Oil Lamp

This honey-yellow oil lamp doubles as art deco during the day and accent light in the evening. The small lamp has a delicate glass and metal build. The glass has a yellow tint with beautiful colored geometric patterns on it.

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Vintage Green Oil Lamp

Vintage Green Oil Lamp

Add a psychedelic vibe to your interiors with this kerosene lamp in stunning emerald green. It has a traditional-style glass and metal body. The lampshade has a smooth surface, and the lower glass stand sports a dot and stripe texture.

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Buying Guide

A glass kerosene oil lamp is safe to burn indoors as long as you provide some type of ventilation. K-1 kerosene contains impurities, such as sulfur, that lead to unpleasant odors when burning, so providing an escape for these fumes is crucial.

You also need to use approved fuels in your lamp. Look for instructions that come with the lamp to find out the right fuel for your model. K-1 kerosene is the most popular choice and is widely available and usually inexpensive. You can find smaller containers at hardware stores.

Also, know the flash point of the kerosene you use in your glass lamp. It should not be below 124°F or higher than 150°F. If it is not within this range, your lamp can burn uncontrollably and may lead to a fire in your home.

It’s especially important with a glass kerosene oil lamp to avoid using dyed kerosene because it causes staining and clogs the wick.

To clean a glass kerosene oil lamp, start by removing the wick, globe, and reservoir cap. Put these items to one side and pour the old oil out of the reservoir into a jar or can. You can use a funnel to prevent spills.

Next, add a small spoonful of dishwashing liquid or detergent to the reservoir. Fill it ⅔ full with warm water. Cover the top of the reservoir so you can mix the water and soap around to coat the inside of your lamp. Then use a bottle brush to scrub the interior and remove debris or film. Pour out the dirty water and refill it with fresh soapy water, all the way to the top of the lamp. Let it sit for 12 to 24 hours.

Dump out the water and see if the reservoir has come clean. If not, you can use a glass cleaner like Windex on a cloth to scrub the remaining film away. Then rinse it out and air dry before refilling the lamp with oil and reattaching the globe, wick, and cap.

A glass kerosene oil lamp is a style statement that’s much more traditional than modern—so we’d hesitate to recommend it for minimalist, modern, or mid-century modern homes.

This type of lamp would be most at home in your eclectic vintage or farmhouse-chic setup—or if you’re trying to go for a maximalist aesthetic.

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