If you're a fan of decorative accessories, check out the reverse painted lamp shade. Detailed paintings, colours and light will instantly conjure a magical world once switched on.
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This beautiful set of replacement glass shades constitutes a great way to enhance your bedroom with new value. Available in various colours and patterns, all the compositions will add a modern some modern look.
Reverse Painted Lamp
This beautifully painted table lamp is a combination of a solid base in an antique glass shade. The tune harmonizes beautifully with the country style with the old note. Beautiful coloring of the landscape of the painting captivates.
Extraordinary inverted bowl or umbrella lamp shade with Handel style forest scene painted artistically by hand. The painted landscape gives a stunning effect when the light shines through it. There are trees, lake and blue sky.
Bronze Art Deco Reverse Painted Glass Lamp Shade W Roses Approx 17 Tall
Add an Art Deco design to your apartment with this painted lamp shade. It features the glass construction, bronze finish and roses motif. It measures the 17 inches tall. Great addition to the home library, office space or living zone.
Thanks to this spectacular table lamp, you can enjoy seascape every time you turn on the switch. It has a round base that looks like a stump of a tropical palm, and a hand-painted shade with a stylish black finial.
Antique Jefferson Reverse Painted Lamp Shade #1886 24" tall 18 ...
Table lamp made of glass with a very unique reverse painting of a landscape in a forest. The colours that dominate are blue, yellow and orange. It is an antique lamp created more than one hundred years ago with a bronze finish metal.
Reverse painting is believed to have originated in the ancient Byzantine empire. But it was during the Renaissance period that the art form became more mainstream, especially for creating religious symbols.
Eventually, it was replicated on lampshades in extremely intricate forms and designs by Philip J Handel. When clubbed with the subtle illumination casted by oil wicks, reverse painted lamp shades took over the world of décor by storm.
If you are a first time shopper looking for authentic reverse painted lamp shades, then here’s a brief guide to help you get started.
Reverse painting is a technique that requires great skill and precision. Paint is applied on the back or the underside of the glass and then viewed by turning it over.
Unlike other types of painting, the details are painted first and the layering and filling color in the larger areas is done later.
Ancient reverse painted lamp shades usually have landscapes, collages, patterns or floral designs. In extremely rare cases, there might be religious symbols or motifs as well.
It’s much easier to create reverse painted shades today with the use of decals and automation. But authentic lamp shades were hand painted by skilled artisans who sometimes signed the painting after completion.
The easiest way to know if the painting is hand painted, is to look for minute imperfections. If it’s a floral design, each leaf or flower will have tiny differences. It does take a skilled eye to spot them though. Mass produced lamp shades have more uniform images.
Manufacturers like Handel, Pittsburgh, Jefferson, Phoenix & Pairpoint created beautiful brass and copper lamps with reverse painted lampshades. Today, Pairpoint and Handel lamps are considered to be the most valuable. A Pairpoint Puffy lamp in mint condition can cost a fortune. Recently, one sold for a whopping $12000 at an auction. Go figure.
You can look for marks, logos or patterns on the wick finder or the flame spreader to identify the manufacturer, which can give you an idea of the actual value of the lamp. This can also be very helpful if you are looking for an authentic replacement lampshade for a damaged one.
Another way to spot if you are dealing with an antique lampshade or one produced in a backyard factory in China, is to analyze the glass. The glass used in antique lampshades were usually blown by hand (or mold blown) resulting in random imperfections, much like the paintings themselves.
The surface might be slightly uneven. There might be traces of sand or other debris left behind during the sand blasting process.
An antique reverse painted lampshade requires special care, especially if it’s an electrified one.
Start off by using a very weak LED bulb for the fixture. One that doesn’t let off too much heat that can cause the delicate paint to flake or peel. Avoid sunlight exposure as well as it can cause the paint to fade.
And if you are shopping on a shoestring budget, you can always look for hand painted reproductions of vintage designs. These will be cheaper than authentic ones but will give you the same design and colors.
A attractive stylish table lamp for 1 up to 60W standard base bulb. A candlestick base of bronze finished metal features embossed patterns and grooves. A dome-like lampshade of glass is hand-painted with charming floral motifs in pastel shades.
Antique Reverse Painted Art Deco Lamp Shade Phoenix
This exquisitely made lamp with a fabulous lampshade of the dazzling milk glass with lovely the pattern is a perfect combination of beautiful design and functionality. Solid steel base adds all strength and an exceptional climate.
Bedroom Table Lamp Bronze Reverse Painted Glass Lamp Shade W/ Roses 12 Tall
A charming cottage style table lamp with 2 sockets. It has a metal base with a bronze finish. It has a round base and a fluted stem with top and bottom collars. Its hemispherical lampshade of creamy glass is hand-painted with pine trees in greens.
ANTIQUE PAIRPOINT TABLE LAMP W/ REVERSE PAINTED SHADE
Reverse painted lamp shades - are hand-finished masterpieces. In this case, the beautiful shades of the sky combine with the painted hawks - symbols of freedom. On this extensive lampshade, they fly to their side.
Phoenix Reverse Painted Vintage Lamp Harbor Scenes Free Shipping
This Phoenix reverse painted lamp, adorned with harbor scenes constitutes a vintage masterpiece. Standing on a brass base, it will be a solid proposition, that will withstand the test of time.
Sporting the utterly beautiful, hand painted shade and the Tiffany, antique styled design this table lamp will compliment any interior perfectly. It is just the most ideal choice for your traditionally styled home.
... Inc. Image 1 JEFFERSON LAMP REVERSE-PAINTED HOLLYHOCK SHADE #1884
The majestic and very stylish hand-painted reverse lamp shade is an excellent addition to a table lamp or night lamp for any stylish interior. Beautiful colors and solid construction create a unique whole.
Designed in Connecticut in the 1910s, this exquisite lamp has a reverse painted shade made of acid-etched glass, with a small finial on top. It stands on a lovely designed pole finalised with a round base for stability.
Reverse painted shade Lamp
The captivating table lamp with reverse painted lamp shade is a beautiful way to make the original accent of the interior. Beautiful colors and floral motifs are captivating, bringing to the decor a note of romance.
Reverse Painted Shade Table Top Lamp Women Walking In Field Of Flowers Grass
Opt for this charming and simply lovely table top lamp that offers the theme with the woman walking in the field of colorful flowers and grass. It has that impressionist vibe about it and comes with the metal base to complete the look.
Fenton Reverse Painted Crystal Satin Shade Lamp | eBay
Such a fashionably designed lamp is more than welcome to enhance any type of home decor. Its antique silhouette features a smooth base with an on / off switch, while holding a gorgeous, reverse-painted glass shade with exquisite floral patterns and a beautiful mix of vivid colors.
Sophisticated, old-fashioned lamp descendant from early twentieth century. It has silver-plated kickstand inspired of antique columns. Lampshade is covered with elegant, translucent cloth - it is decorated of floral pattern and little bird.
This unique lamp owes its originality to the inimitable finish, being a combination of reverse painted glass shade and patinated new metal base. It comes from New Bedford, Massachusetts and was crafted in 1925.
Handel 18 inch Scenic Reverse Painted Lamp. Please click on the image for more information.
The gorgeously painted brass lamp shade captivates and makes the bedroom or living room a unique style. The whole is extremely impressive and adds a touch of romance to the decor. Beauty and functionality in one.
Lamp With Reverse Painted Puffy Shade Flowers
A beautiful and floral piece to grace any interior in your apartment. Try this reverse painted lamp shade with puffy colorful flowers and enjoy the extra light next to the bed or sofa.
Antique lamp from 1915. The beautiful lampshade was made from glass. Hand-painted patterns cast beautiful shadows all around the room. Copper construction is durable, beautiful and stylish.
Vintage Reverse Painted Floral Shade Boudoir Lamp 14 1/2 tall
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Pairpoint Puffy Reverse Painted Lamp Hummingbird Ro
Spice up your contemporary home with a bit of antique appearance, while deciding on this reverse painted lamp shade. It is ombre-dyed - moving from green to yellow, with a nice cottage motif surrounded by few green and one leafless tree.
Pairpoint Reverse Painted Lamp Peacocks on Shade, signed Pairpoint on shade and base
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