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Great Gifts - Tiffany Lamps

Updated on January 27, 2016

Tiffany lamps have always been a luxurious piece of artwork. Yet with mass production, the costs have become readily affordable even for common folk such as myself.

The colors, the craftsmanship of these glass lamps are stunning.  Best yet, Tiffany lamps are practical too - offering much needed light to a room either overhead on a pendant or task lighting on a desk.

From wine rooms to the dining room to an office or a tiny study, the Tiffany lamp adds a glow to a room and literally changes the entire décor of the room at night.

Pendant lighting or a floor lamp or even a tiny desk lamp. As we explored in Tiffany nightlights, it is not the size, it is the art and the thought behind the gift that really matters.

The beauty of the Tiffany lamp is not just in the craftsmanship and design but also in the brilliance of the many colors promising to work in any room.

From blue to white to green, the Tiffany lamp is sure to match your décor but evolve as your decorating does too. From season to seasons, the Tiffany lamp will see you through.

Task Lighting

We always need additional task lighting, fill that little niche for reading, sewing or even hubbing!Adding task lighting such as a lamp at the desk or a Tiffany table lamp next to your favorite reading chair can make life much more pleasant. Giving a Tiffany lamp to a friend, relative or co-worker is a memorable gift that is useful too.  The smaller Tiffany lamps are great for task lighting in those favorite little corners of your home.  Whether using the light directly or simply enjoying the glow from across the room, the added light will shine brightly in your home.

Glass Panels of Art

Tiffany invented the Tiffany lamps but he is also world renown for his glass panels of art.

The Jewelry Connection

If the glass panels seem like a precious jewelry, Louis Tiffany was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany who is the founder of the famous Tiffany & Co. jewelry store that Audrey Hepburn frequented in the famous movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.

What is interesting about the creative career of Louis Tiffany is when his father Charles passed away, Louis began working more at Tiffany & Co where he began designing his own fine jewelry. Louis was not just an artist, a jewelry but an inventor.  He invented the Tiffany lamp and he also developed a line of affordable jewelry.  Unlike his father who only serviced the American elite, Louis jewelry was intended for the middle class and thus he made his jewelry much more affordable.

Wisteria Tiffany Replica Lamp

beautiful blue and purple Tiffany lamp - Wisteria Replica
beautiful blue and purple Tiffany lamp - Wisteria Replica | Source

Tiffany Replica Peacock Lamp

Tiffany Replica Peacock Lamp
Tiffany Replica Peacock Lamp | Source

Tiffany Replica Dragonfly Lamp

Tiffany Dragonfly Lamp
Tiffany Dragonfly Lamp | Source

Mosaic of Colors

Tiffany style lamp with green blue and a mosaic of colors
Tiffany style lamp with green blue and a mosaic of colors | Source

Purple Tiffany Replica Lamp

Purple Tiffany Replica Lamp
Purple Tiffany Replica Lamp | Source

Tiffany Window fo the Hudson River Landscape 1905

Window with Hudson River Landscape from Rochroane, 1905, by Louis Comfort Tiffany Commissioned by Melchior Beltzhoover for his Gothic-revival mansion in Irvington. Courtesy of the Corning Museum of Glass
Window with Hudson River Landscape from Rochroane, 1905, by Louis Comfort Tiffany Commissioned by Melchior Beltzhoover for his Gothic-revival mansion in Irvington. Courtesy of the Corning Museum of Glass | Source

Tiffany Winows

Louis Comfort Tiffany (18481933) Tiffany Studios (19021938) View of Oyser Bay , ca. 1908  Leaded Favrile-glass from the William C. Skinner House, New York City 72 3/4 x 66 1/2 in (184.8 x 168.9 cm )  Lent to The Metropolitan Museum of Art by The Char
Louis Comfort Tiffany (18481933) Tiffany Studios (19021938) View of Oyser Bay , ca. 1908 Leaded Favrile-glass from the William C. Skinner House, New York City 72 3/4 x 66 1/2 in (184.8 x 168.9 cm ) Lent to The Metropolitan Museum of Art by The Char | Source
Louis Comfort Tiffany (18481933) Tiffany Studios (19021938)  Autumn Landscape, 192324 Leaded Favrile-glass  11 ft. x 8 ft. 6 in. (335.3 x 259.1 cm)  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Louis Comfort Tiffany (18481933) Tiffany Studios (19021938) Autumn Landscape, 192324 Leaded Favrile-glass 11 ft. x 8 ft. 6 in. (335.3 x 259.1 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stained Glass Windows

Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows is a permanent exhibition which opened in February 2000 at Chicagos Navy Pier entertainment complex. It is the first American museum dedicated solely to the art of staine
Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows is a permanent exhibition which opened in February 2000 at Chicagos Navy Pier entertainment complex. It is the first American museum dedicated solely to the art of staine

St. Patrick Stained Glass Window

St. Patrick Stained Glass Window
St. Patrick Stained Glass Window | Source

Nautilus Tiffany Lamp - From the Driehaus Museum

Nautilus Tiffany Lamp from the Driehaus Museum
Nautilus Tiffany Lamp from the Driehaus Museum | Source

Museums with Tiffany Glass on Display in Chicago, Illinois

Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows

The Smith Museum at Navy Pier in Chicago showcases over 150 stained glass windows. The Smith Museum is dedicated exclusively to stained glass windows. The collection is simply stunning running over 800 feet long and covering subjects from flowers to landscapes to historical and religious figures such as St. Patric and King Solomon. Artisans include Louis Comfort Tiffany, John LaFarge, Ed Pashke and Roger Brown.

Admission to the gallery is free, and the art show runs all year round. Navy Pier is home to a variety of vendors, restaurants and the remarkable views of Lake Michigan.

Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows

600 East Grand Avenue Navy Pier

Chicago, IL 60611

312-595-PIER



Richard H. Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is housed in a historic mansion that is three-stories high, 24,000-square-feet. It is called the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion or Nickerson House

The Samuel Nickerson House is located at 40 East Erie Street in the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The home which was built in 1883 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The 20-room museum features a handful of Louis Comfort Tiffany works of art. Tiffany is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements.

Richard Driehaus' main collection of Tiffany can be found right at Navy Pier, the Driehaus Museum is architectural detailing the extensive wood molding and if you look closely you will see the double brick walls. The entire mansion is built of brick because the first owner was afraid of fire. Even the barrel ceilings are full brick.

Accumulated over the last three decades, the Driehaus collection at Navy Pier is one of the largest personal collections of Tiffany objects in the world.

Nautilus Tiffany Lamp

The nautilus lamp is shown to the right and is a one of one with real nautilus shells. When I visited the Driehaus Museum it was on display. The lamp is exquisite in every detail - an exemplary piece of Tiffany art.

The architectural museum is open on a limited basis - check the website for the current times. The tour typically takes 60 minutes and includes a handful of exquisite Tiffany pieces including the nautilus lamp.


The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

25 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312 932 8665

Stained Glass Window

Two Stained Glass Windows with Angels in a green forest and pink flowers
Two Stained Glass Windows with Angels in a green forest and pink flowers

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Great Gift - Tiffany Lamps

Tiffany lamps are a great addition to any home, any room, any function. From the ceiling fixture to the task lighting to the tiny night light.

Tiffany lamps are a work of art to be enjoyed generation after generation. Give a great gift, give a gift that leaves a lasting and memorable impression, splurge on a lamp that will become a family legacy for many years to come.

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    • GmaGoldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      susanjk,

      They are gorgeous. It is amazing today the replicas they have the quality are equally as beautiful. We have one in the family room and especially during the winter, it is a delight. I love the colors of the Tiffany glass. The windows demand a huge room with great light.

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      SUSANJK 

      6 years ago from Florida

      These are gorgeous Tiffany pieces, especially the lamps.

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