Victorian Light Fixture
Explore a gallery of antique lighting fixtures popular in the 19th century. Antique and Victorian style lamps can decorate your Victorian style living and dining rooms to create the ambiance of another time. Several styles of Victorian lamps were used in the Victorian home. During the late 1890s, banquet lamps were very fashionable for the dining table, as they not only gave a beautiful light at dinner or supper, but were a rich and elegant ornament or centerpiece for the table during the day. Small table lamps with linen umbrella shades were recommended to college students, schoolrooms, professors, and all who occupied their sleeping apartments more or less before retiring.
1890s Victorian Lamps
|This 1890s Victorian light fixture features a silk shade bordered with long fringe. It would look best in a cozy parlor or drawing room, as richly as a costly statuette or an expensive piece of bric-a-brac. The lamp was available in polished brass or nickel.|
|This Victorian light fixture features a linen umbrella shade. This is called a “4-inch” shade; however, the shade is 9 inches across the fringe. The base is 8 ½ inches high to the burner. The 1890s lamp is made of hard rolled polished brass. This small Victorian light fixture was recommended to “college students, school-rooms, professors, and all who occupy their sleeping apartments more or less before retiring.”|
|The "Rochester” Victorian light fixture was made in brass or oxidized silver. The founts held over a quart of oil, enough for two long evenings in an 1890s Victorian parlor. The lamp was 10 1/2 inches high to the top of burner, and had solid metal handles. The lamp featured a porcelain shade.|
This 1890s Victorian light fixture is a Rochester “Piano Extension” or floor-stand lamp. Where there was a piano in a Victorian parlor, one of these handsome lamps was almost a necessity. This model is all polished brass with a fount that held a full quart, enough to burn for two long evenings. The lamp featured a large size umbrella fringe shade with a brass skeleton shade-holder and two chimneys. The shade was available in red, orange, yellow, blue, or pink.
This Victorian light fixture is a Rochester “Banquet Lamp.” These lamps stand higher on the table than an ordinary table lamp, and are dressed with an umbrella silk shade with fringe. During the late 1890s, they were very fashionable for the dining table, as they not only gave a beautiful light at dinner or supper, but were a rich and elegant ornament or centerpiece for the table during the day. This lamp is all brass and stands 20 inches high from the table to the burner.
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