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Antique Lighting

We painstakingly acquire antique lighting at auctions, then our in-house experts rewire them with UL certification. Whether you are looking for a special heirloom treasure or that unique vintage one-of-a-kind lighting find, our antique chandeliers, antique wall sconces, repurposed table lamps, vintage floor lamps, and more have the detailed craftsmanship, rich finishes, and solid materials of the lost art of yesterday’s quality. Our collection of fine European antique lighting includes stunning crystal chandeliers, gold leaf altar stick floor lamps, Florentine chandeliers, Empire chandeliers, French cast iron floor lamps, marble and glass table lamps, Italian gilded sconces, and vintage crystal wedding cake chandeliers. The uniqueness and excitement of our antiques make it fun to keep coming back to see the newest additions! We also carry period reproduction lighting.

History of antique Lighting:

Chandeliers have been around since the 14th century in France where medieval churches and abbeys first had them for candle illumination. Early antique chandeliers were made from bronze, wood, iron or crystal. Plating was not developed until the late 1800’s. By the 16th century, they were a sign of wealth and were used mainly for decorative purposes in palaces. Chandeliers made before 1860 have solid arms and were made for candles. Hollow arms came after that to allow for gas to be pumped through them. By the early 18th century, ornate cast ormolu (finely-ground high-carat gold adhered to metal) chandeliers with long, curved arms and many candles could be found in the homes of much of the growing merchant class. Neoclassical motifs became an increasingly common element, not only in cast metals but also in carved and gilded wood. Rock crystal was used before the 17th century for adornments on chandeliers. Lead glass was created in the 17th century and developments in glassmaking (steam-powered cutting, etc.) in the 18th century allowed the cheaper production of lead crystal. The light-scattering properties of this highly refractive glass quickly became a popular addition to the form, leading to the crystal chandelier. In the nineteenth century, as gas light became a source of illumination, branched ceiling fixtures were produced, and the term gasolier was created. Gas-illuminated chandeliers appeared in the mid-19th century, and many candle chandeliers were converted to gas. Gas chandeliers were hung from rods (not chains) to allow gas to get to the fixture.

The 1890s brought the appearance of electricity for illumination and chandeliers were then produced that used both gas and electricity. As distribution of electricity became wider, and the supply dependable, fixtures wired only for electricity became standard. How to tell if it’s crystal (or glass) or plastic (acrylic): if the “crystal” gets colder in your hand as you hold it, it’s glass not plastic. Crystal trims include: French pendalogues, almond and triangular prisms, kites, half pears, teardrops, spears, baguettes, graduated octagon chains, smooth bead chains, olive cut bead chains, baguettes.

Old brass has a yellow color, somewhat similar to gold, and mellows to a darker color with time. Typically it is made from more than 50% copper and 5% to 20% zinc, in comparison to bronze which is typically 60% copper and 40% tin. Bronze has a darker, more brown patina. Bronze is much stronger and more corrosion resistant than brass, therefore considered more valuable.
Antique Victorian Shaving Stand
 Antique Victorian Shaving Stand
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SKU: AN13056
$ 699.00
Antique Equestrian Metal Wall Art (pair)
 Antique Equestrian Metal Wall Art (pair)
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SKU: AN13050
$ 339.00
Antique Open Bronze and Crystal...
 Antique Open Bronze and Crystal Chandelier
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SKU: AN13048
$ 1,299.00
Antique 12 light Gilded Lily Chandelier
 Antique 12 light Gilded Lily Chandelier
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SKU: AN13047
$ 1,299.00
Antique 8 light Old Bronze Leaf Twist...
 Antique 8 light Old Bronze Leaf Twist Chandelier
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SKU: AN13046
$ 999.00
Antique 12 light Ornate Brass and...
 Antique 12 light Ornate Brass and Crystal Chandelier
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SKU: AN13044
$ 1,799.00
Antique Rectangular Brass Fretwork...
 Antique Rectangular Brass Fretwork Lantern
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SKU: AN13036
$ 599.00
Antique Carved Jade Table Lamp
 Antique Carved Jade Table Lamp
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SKU: AN13033
$ 895.00
Antique 10 Arm Gold Pully Chandelier
 Antique 10 Arm Gold Pully Chandelier
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SKU: AN13029
$ 1,900.00
Antique Petite Golden Regency Chandelier
 Antique Petite Golden Regency Chandelier
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SKU: AN13027
$ 1,190.00
Antique Six Light Gold and White...
 Antique Six Light Gold and White Empire Chandelier
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SKU: AN13026
$ 998.00
Vintage Driftwood Table Lamp
 Vintage Driftwood Table Lamp
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SKU: AN13016
$ 399.00
Vintage Tin Lizzie License Plate...
 Vintage Tin Lizzie License Plate Table Lamp
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SKU: AN13009
$ 799.00
Antique Crown Billiard Chandelier
 Antique Crown Billiard Chandelier
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SKU: AN13006
$ 899.00
Antique Alabaster Nightlight Table Lamp
 Antique Alabaster Nightlight Table Lamp
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SKU: AN12038
$ 689.00
Antique Black and Brass Regency Style...
 Antique Black and Brass Regency Style Chandelier- 6 light
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SKU: AN12023
$ 1,199.00
Antique French Onyx Bouillotte Lamp...
 Antique French Onyx Bouillotte Lamp (sold as a pair)
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SKU: AN12017
$ 1,195.00
Antique 14 light Brass and Crystal...
 Antique 14 light Brass and Crystal Fountain Chandelier
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SKU: AN12016
$ 895.00
Antique Green Onyx and Brass/Iron...
 Antique Green Onyx and Brass/Iron Floor Lamp
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SKU: AN11062
$ 595.00
Antique 1828 Barn Wood Beam Table Lamp
 Antique 1828 Barn Wood Beam Table Lamp
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SKU: AN11043
Now on Sale  $ 495.00
Antique Green and Gold French Iron...
 Antique Green and Gold French Iron Floor Lamp
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SKU: AN11014
Now on Sale  $ 459.00
Antique Porcelain Dangling Rose...
 Antique Porcelain Dangling Rose Chandelier
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SKU: AN10116
Now on Sale  $ 649.00
Antique French Brass Drape Sconce
 Antique French Brass Drape Sconce
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SKU: AN10090
Now on Sale  $ 169.00
Antique Porcelain Flower and Tole...
 Antique Porcelain Flower and Tole Planter Lamp (sold as pair
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SKU: AN0944
Now on Sale  $ 999.00
Antique Porcelain Regency Urn Table...
 Antique Porcelain Regency Urn Table Lamps (pair)
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SKU: AN14004
$ 1,150.00
Vintage Wagon Wheel Chandelier
 Vintage Wagon Wheel Chandelier
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SKU: AN14001
$ 499.00
Antique Floral Garden Chandelier
 Antique Floral Garden Chandelier
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SKU: AN13055
$ 999.00
Antique Italian Carved Wood and Gilt...
 Antique Italian Carved Wood and Gilt Candlesticks (pair)
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SKU: AN13051
$ 969.00
Antique 12 light Old Bronze Chandelier
 Antique 12 light Old Bronze Chandelier
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SKU: AN13045
$ 1,399.00
Antique 6 arm Brass Chandelier with...
 Antique 6 arm Brass Chandelier with Crystal Stem
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SKU: AN13041
$ 999.00
Antique 6 arm Bronze Simple Chandelier
 Antique 6 arm Bronze Simple Chandelier
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SKU: AN13035
$ 699.00
Vintage Tiered Wedding Cake Crystal...
 Vintage Tiered Wedding Cake Crystal Chandelier
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SKU: AN13032
$ 1,090.00
Antique 8 Arm Brass Bamboo Chandelier
 Antique 8 Arm Brass Bamboo Chandelier
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SKU: AN13031
$ 1,089.00
Antique 11 Lt. Ethereal Cast Brass...
 Antique 11 Lt. Ethereal Cast Brass Wheel Chandelier
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SKU: AN13030
$ 1,369.00
Antique Lost Wax Cast Brass Chandelier
 Antique Lost Wax Cast Brass Chandelier
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SKU: AN13025
$ 1,199.00
Vintage Georgian Pewter Chandelier
 Vintage Georgian Pewter Chandelier
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SKU: AN13024
$ 889.00
Antique Six Light Brass Cherub...
 Antique Six Light Brass Cherub Chandelier
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SKU: AN13023
$ 1,289.00
Antique French Crystal Basket Chandelier
 Antique French Crystal Basket Chandelier
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SKU: AN13022
$ 985.00
Antique Ribbon Wrapped Six Arm...
 Antique Ribbon Wrapped Six Arm Chandelier
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SKU: AN13021
$ 1,395.00
Antique Griffin 8 Light Brass Chandelier
 Antique Griffin 8 Light Brass Chandelier
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SKU: AN13020
$ 1,039.00
Antique Brass and Black Empire...
 Antique Brass and Black Empire Chandelier
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SKU: AN13019
$ 998.00
Antique Tole Umbrella Chandelier
 Antique Tole Umbrella Chandelier
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SKU: AN13018
$ 1,190.00
Antique Wooden Gear Table Lamp
 Antique Wooden Gear Table Lamp
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SKU: AN13017
$ 379.00
Converted Antique Gas Chandelier
 Converted Antique Gas Chandelier
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SKU: AN13015
$ 899.00
Antique Aged Brass Georgian Chandelier
 Antique Aged Brass Georgian Chandelier
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SKU: AN13014
$ 779.00
Vintage Crystal Teardrop Mini Chandelier
 Vintage Crystal Teardrop Mini Chandelier
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SKU: AN13013
$ 595.00
Brass Bucket Pendants (set of 2)
 Brass Bucket Pendants (set of 2)
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SKU: AN13012
$ 399.00
Antique Gold Leaf Boulliotte Table Lamp
 Antique Gold Leaf Boulliotte Table Lamp
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SKU: AN13011
$ 495.00
Antique Brass & Copper Kettle Table Lamp
 Antique Brass & Copper Kettle Table Lamp
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SKU: AN13010
$ 495.00
Antique Art Nouveau Lily Table Lamp
 Antique Art Nouveau Lily Table Lamp
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SKU: AN13008
$ 595.00
Antique French Crystal Basket Ceiling...
 Antique French Crystal Basket Ceiling Light
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SKU: AN13007
$ 649.00
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