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Lamps for the Table

by Mary Ellen Polson on April 11, 2013

in Art + Craft

ABOVE: Lindsay Art Glass ‘Desert Tree’ lamp with mica shade, 23″ tall x 21″ wide, $970. From Sue Johnson Lamps & Shades.

Whether it’s for general illumination, for bedside reading, or an objet d’art, a table lamp is a practical and useful focal point in the room.

Rules of thumb: Lamps for living spaces tend to be larger, 26″ to 30″ tall or more, depending on the size of the room, placement, and the scale of the furniture. Bedside lamps trend smaller, 20″ to 25″ or so. Desk lamps with swing arms fit available space. Large or exquisitely handcrafted, a table lamp may be a statement piece.

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Delta Copper Shop

Delta Copper Shop

Classic Copper Handmade, hammered-copper lamp with arrow motif, 16 1/4″ high x 16 1/4″ wide, $2,700. From Delta Copper Shop, (315) 334-7323, deltacopper.com


Century Studios

Century Studios

Twisted Tiffany The ‘Twisted Vine’ lamp with 22″ chestnut shade, reproduced from a Tiffany Studios sample panel; $7,655. Contact Century Studios, (651) 699-4838, Century Studios


Roy Electric Lighting

Roy Electric Lighting

Period Perfect 1930s Art Deco frosted-glass lamp, 13 1/2″ tall x 8″ wide, $400 to $500. From Roy Electric Lighting, (800) 366-3347, royelectric.com


Bushere & Son Iron Studio

Bushere & Son Iron Studio

Iron Lighting Goatskin lampshade with hand-printed rose motif, 10″ tall x 18″ wide, $325. Contact Bushere & Son Iron Studio (909) 469-0770, bushereandson.com


Emmet's Hill Wood & Glass

Emmet's Hill Wood & Glass

Iridescent Light Pagoda’ lamp, mahogany and quarter-sawn beech with a Kokomo opalescent and iridescent glass shade, 26″ high x 18″ wide, $1,585. From Emmet’s Hill Wood & Glass, (978) 290-8379, emmetshill.com


Dale Tiffany

Dale Tiffany

Shell Shape ‘Nautilus Snail’ table lamp, bronze with hand-rolled art glass, 18″ tall x 11″ wide, $350. From Dale Tiffany, (714) 690-8427, daletiffany.com


Lindsay Art Glass

Lindsay Art Glass

Blown Glass Beauty Lindsay Art Glass ‘Desert Tree’ lamp with mica shade, 23″ tall x 21″ wide, $970. Contact Sue Johnson Lamps & Shades, (510) 527-2623, suejohnsonlamps.com


Wildwood Lamps

Wildwood Lamps

Green Glass ‘Crinkle Texture Bottle Lamp’ with mouth-blown art glass, 36″ tall x 19 1/4″ wide, $597, part of the Discovery collection. From Wildwood Lamps, (800) 733-1396, wildwoodlamps.com


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1 Simon Dalby April 26, 2013 at 8:24 am

welcom Period Lighting Store is part of The Period House Store, we felt we needed a dedicated website for our period lighting range. We offer a friendly and personal service and are always on hand to help you.

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