Antique art deco lamps are based on designs depicting different dated periods. Art Deco antique lamps for example are based on the refinement of the Rococo period that took place in Europe during the 18th century, using hand blown Italian glass, and pieces of them are often used as table lamps and floor lamps. More modern style Art deco lamps feature sleeker designs that have been the basis of the design of modern day buildings such as the Empire State building.
Despite the implication of their name, however, antique art deco lamps are not antiques, or more than a hundred years old, yet. They can though be considered vintage, which means that they are older than fifty years, since the earliest antique lamps came out in the 1920s. However, they are already being sought out by antique collectors, mainly due to the thought that in a few years time they will already become antiques, thus boosting their value and potential profits made from reselling.
For those who loved colored glass, Tiffany lamps are a perfect lighting choice. The original Tiffany lamps were designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and he loved some of the beautiful rich tones that were often used in mosaics in Byzantium. He worked to take these colors and add them to the glass instead of painting the glass. These lamps are actually made from beautiful stained glass that is hand cut. Each piece of the stained glass gets a piece of copper foil wrapped around it, then it is glued together and lead is used to solder the different pieces of glass together. There are often seeds, lines, and bubbles that occur in the glass, which actually add to the natural beauty of this special type of glass used for these lamps.
Lamps are usually fitted with bulbs as source of light. Normally bulbs with lower wattage are used with the table lamps but these days bulbs with adjustable wattage are also used which facilitate you to increase or decrease the intensity of light according to your need. A brass lamp may be placed on the side table of your bedroom or on the table of your study room or home library. Almost all the lamps are decorated with bright colored lamp shades to give the room a different and an elegant look. These lamp shades also control the focusing of light.
Tiffany lamps have been around for years; in fact, you can find many beautiful antique Tiffany lamps out there today from years gone by. However, today they have made a resurgence when it comes to decorating and today's modern Tiffany lamps lighting are now more exclusive than ever before. Various styles and colors are available, making them a top choice for many home decorators. If you're interested in how you can use this type of lighting, from modern floor lamps to Tiffany apple hanging lamps in your home, let's take a closer look at these beautiful lamps, their history, and how they can be used today.
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