Published at Tuesday, March 13th 2018. by Delit Cressac in Floor Lamps.
Lighting is a very important aspect of any household. There are numerous lighting options available with floor lamps abundant in different shapes, styles, sizes and designs. There are lamps that are purposely used for lighting but there are also those that are only used solely as an ornament. This functional, flexible and versatile piece can illuminate a room at the same time be considered as a beautifully designed furniture as well.
This general definition works perfectly since any identification of an "antique floor lamp" is fairly useless without some time period designation normally in the form of circa 1905 which literally means "about the year 1905". So I will use the term antique floor lamp on this basis and often substitute it with the term vintage floor lamp. This discussion does not address modern reproductions of antique lamps which is another subject to itself.
Not only are floor lamps more versatile in the traditional tasks assigned to desk lamps, but they also have distinctly different uses. Since a floor lamp illuminates both above and below, they are ideal for sitting rooms to both illuminate the room and the area where people are engaged in conversation. With the option of designs from gaudy to very minimalist, a lamp can be added to a room either as a stylistic addition or simply as a lighting upgrade.
Some features of antique lamps include brass finishes with intricate designs. The genuine pieces of these antique floor lamps may be a bit expensive so if you plan to buy one, you must save first. This type of floor lamp is often preferred because it creates a romantic effect with its soft but sensual light.
One of the best reading lamps in the world was also designed circa 1920. It has been highly imitated but it still remains unchallenged. The Bridge Arm Floor Lamp or Bridge Lamp has a typical floor lamp design with metal base and upright standard which can take the form of various types of decorated tubing, twisted iron rods, etc. At the top of the standard is a decorative cast metal arm with a graceful arc or curvature which ends with an electrical socket pointing downward and covered by a fabric or glass shade.
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