By Elayna Rousset. Lamp. Published at Saturday, July 07th, 2018 - 08:12:06 AM.
The job of a lampshade is to complement the lamp. Rounder lamps require rounded shapes, such as drum, oval, empire, coolie, and bell. For squarer bases, shades need to be more angular, such as square, rectangular, hexagon, and pagoda.
Antique lamps include candle lamps, gas chandeliers, solar, astral, sconces, sinumbra oil lamps, kerosene lamps, piano lamps, banquet lamps and even electric lamps. These lamps also include the Victorian and American designed art-glass lamps and the various lighting devices. Antique lamps are bought for their designs and patterns. People collect antique lamps to enrich their collection. Some of these lamps are even sold to museums, depending on their historical value and exquisite periodic designs. They appeal to art collectors, either for their private collections or contribution to museums.
Most of the time, colors and art details on your furniture and decor are useless without proper lighting. Have you ever wondered why show rooms look so good, or why the bedroom designs at the mall always looked so good? It's because of proper room lighting. You can put two or more lamps in one room; play around with different lamps such as different standard lamps or artichoke lamps. They don't have to all look the same; sometimes a little variety can go a long way.
Antique Lamps can be found with various antique dealers and are sold in either 'restored' or 'as found' condition. The lamps are restored by polishing, burnishing or replacing some parts and not by interfering with their vintage value. Catalogs of the antique lamps in stores can be found online with the complete description and historical significance. Prices depend on the vintage value and rarity of the design and art- work on the lamp.
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