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Antique lighting adds charm and character to any home, office, or commercial space. It brings a touch of history and nostalgia that cannot be replicated by modern lighting fixtures. However, buying antique lighting can be a daunting task for first-time buyers. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you choose the right antique lighting for your needs.

Types of Antique Lighting

There are various types of antique lighting available, including chandeliers, sconces, lamps, and lanterns. Each has its unique features and characteristics.

Chandeliers

Chandeliers are ornate light fixtures that hang from the ceiling. They often feature multiple arms with light bulbs, crystals, and decorative elements such as brass, glass, or crystal.

Sconces

Sconces are wall-mounted light fixtures that come in a range of styles, from simple designs to elaborate patterns. They are perfect for highlighting specific areas of a room, such as artwork or mirrors.

Lamps

Antique lamps are table or floor-mounted light fixtures that provide ambient lighting. They come in a range of sizes and styles, from Tiffany-style lamps to classic bankers’ lamps.

Lanterns

Antique lanterns are decorative lighting fixtures that come in a range of styles and sizes. They are often used in outdoor spaces, such as gardens or patios.

Styles of Antique Lighting

Antique lighting comes in a range of styles, each with its unique design and characteristics. Some popular styles of antique lighting include Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern.

Victorian Lighting

Victorian lighting is characterised by ornate designs, elaborate scrollwork, and intricate details. They often feature crystals, glass shades, and decorative brass elements.

Art Nouveau Lighting

Art Nouveau lighting is characterised by organic shapes and forms, inspired by nature. They often feature floral motifs, curved lines, and muted colours.

Art Deco Lighting

Art Deco lighting is characterised by bold geometric shapes, sleek lines, and glamorous finishes such as chrome, glass, and brass. They were popular in the 1920s and 1930s and remain popular today.

Mid-Century Modern Lighting

Mid-Century Modern lighting is characterized by simple designs, clean lines, and minimalist finishes. They often feature wood, metal, and glass elements.

We Offer a Range of Quality Antique and Vintage Lamps for Sale

At our antique shop, we offer a range of quality antique and vintage lamps for sale, all re-wired, pat-tested, and ready for your home. Our lamps come from different eras, from the 19th Century up to the more vintage Art Deco periods and Mid-Century Modern, ensuring that you can find the perfect antique lighting fixture to suit your taste and decor.

We also provide a sourcing service, so if you can’t find the perfect lamp you are looking for we are more than happy to find it for you.

Buy your next antique lighting at ShackeletonFox

At our antique shop, we offer a range of quality antique and vintage lamps for sale, all re-wired, pat-tested, and ready for your home. Our selection includes a range of styles and types, from Victorian to Mid-Century Modern, ensuring that you can find the perfect antique lighting fixture to suit your taste and decor.