Cheap Tiffany Style Lamps for Affordable Antique Elegance
Tiffany style lamps are an elegant addition to any home
Tiffany style lamps are a wonderful addition to any home decoration, whatever the style. Light and color are very important in art and that is exactly the idea behind tiffany lamps. They glow like jewels and can single-handedly turn a drab looking corner into a striking yet very cozy place.
Owning an original tiffany lamp is no longer an option for most people, as most original pieces nowadays can only be found in private collections or museums. However, if you like the look of tiffany stained glass, and who wouldn't, it is perfectly possible to find excellent reproductions of original tifany designs on the market, that will not cost you the earth.
Here is a hand-picked selection of beautiful tiffany style lamps that will give you a lot of pleasure and will attract the envy and admiration of your guests. If you decide to buy online, it would be best to stick to the companies listed in this lens, as they are well known for the quality of their reproductions.
Tiffany style table lamps
Any of these beautifully crafted tiffany style table lamps would be a very elegant addition to your house or a very special gift. Placed on a table, sideboard, shelf, piano (you name it) these lamps will brighten up any corner of a room and become a focal point in your home. There is a huge selection of tiffany style lamps, so be free to click on the links and browse through the collections until you find your dream lamp.
Vine leaf design tiffany style lamp
Beautiful tiffany style lamp, with a floral and inverted heart pattern. The colors are rich yet soft, in cream, pink and green combinations. The lampshade consists of 513 pieces of hand-cut art glass, while the base has a beautiful vine and leaf design and an antique brass finish. The lighting is controlled by dual pull chains and 2 60 W bulbs. Overall dimensions: 16 x 16 x 26 inches
A quality lamp with stunning colors, rich jewel red, blue and green, and beautiful soft pastels to create a very bright, yet warm and cozy effect. The shade is made out of 426 pieces of quality stained glass. The base is in vintage bronze finish. It operates with 2 75W bulbs and the overall dimensions are: 23'' H x 16'' W x 16'' D.
A beautiful reproduction of a classic Tiffany design
This stunning lamp is a very detailled and high quality reproduction of the classic Laburnum table lamp which was produced in limited numbers between 1900 and 1910. The lampshade consists of nearly ....2,000 pieces of handcut art glass, which explains the price. The colors are amazing, soft pink and lavender shades set in a very elegant floral design. The base is finished in high quality bronze patina. Operates with 3 100 W bulbs which can be switched on independently or all together to create whatever mood you want. The overall dimensions are 31 x 22 x 31 inches.
Dragonfly Tiffany collection
Meyda Tiffany table lamp in a classic Tiffany Dragonfly design. Beautifully handcrafted in tones of green, violet and amber. The diving dragonflies have scarlet jeweled eyes and the base is finished in antique mahogany bronze
A beautiful reproduction of the famous original hanging head dragonfly, so common in tiffany lamps. The colors and patterns of this lamp are stunning. Amber, green, blue and violet pieces of hand-cut glass combine to form a pattern of dragonflies with red jewel eyes flying over a pond.
The lamp based is finished in Mahogany bronze. A really high quality reproduction that would be astriking addition to any home decor. The lamp operates on three 60 W bulbs and is 22-Inch wide by 31-Inch high
Original tiffany lamps are the stained glass lamps exclusively designed and created in the early 20th century by the Tiffany studios, which were funded in New York by Louis Comfort Tiffany. These lamps were made by tiny, carefully selected and color matched pieces of stained glass which were soldered together with the use of lead and copper plating solder. The finished lamp shades were then placed on beautifully crafted bronze or stained glass bases. The early tiffany designs were geometrical, and this applied to both the shape of the stained glass pieces, as well as the lamp shade as a whole. Later, the designs evolved in shapes and patterns inspired by nature, like flowers, vines, animals or insects. Dragonglies for example are very common and extremely beautiful tiffany designs.
Today, an original tiffany lamp is considered to be a collector's item and may well cost something from a few hundred thousand dollars...to a few million dollars. However, beautiful reproductions of original tiffany designs may be found for very acceptable prices if you know where to look.
Boheme Tiffany style floor lamps
One of my favorite tiffany style floor lamps. Hand crafted, with high quality glass and the same copper foil technique originally developed by L. C. Tiffany, a 100 years ago, the shade features a beautiful design in soft cream, green and earth tones, enhanced with crimson jewels. The base is beautifully crafted and finished in antique bronze. The lamp operates on 2 100 W bulbs and measures 62 X 18 inches.
Tiffany style floor lamps
A beautiful reproduction of a classic European fleur-de-lis motif in lovely colors. The handcrafted lamp shade, is made of 532 pieces of tiffany glass, while the base is beautifully finished in authentic Vintage Bronze patina. This floor lamp casts a lovely soft light that will transform any room. The overall dimensions are 62 X 62 X 20 inches.
Meyda Tiffany style floor lamps
Another stunning tiffany style floor lamp by Meydia. The lamp shade features a lovely plum and grape design in beautiful violet/blue/amethyst, green and bronze tones enhanced by amethyst colored jewels. The base is finished in Mahogany bronze and the overall dimensions are 65-Inch high by 24-Inch wide. The lamp operates on three 60 W bulbs.
What is the difference between tiffany lamps and tiffany style lamps?
The majority of tiffany lamps found on the market today are stained glass reproductions of original tiffany lamps, or else tiffany style lamps.
Many of these reproductions are made in a similar manner to the old original Tiffany lamps and look very similar to theml. Like in the old days, many small pieces of colored glass are soldered together, although in most reproductions the soldering is "lead free" and is obviously considered better in terms of health.
However, there are better and worse or even bad quality reproductions, so if you decide to buy a tiffany style lamp, you should be aware of the following:
Quoizel Inverted dome shaped hanging lamp
Breathtaking reproduction of European Art Nouveau design, part of the Hyacynth Quoizel collection, this lamp is beautifully handcrafted in soft green and cream tones with crimson and bright blue highlights, finished in antique bronze. It measures 22 inches diameter and 26 inches high.
Tiffany style ceiling lamps
A 5 star rated tiffany style hanging lamp, in beautiful earth colors on a soft cream background. The lampshade is made of 360 pieces of quality glass set in a lovely floral pattern and has a Vintage Bronze finish. It operates on 3 100 W bulbs.
Dale Tiffany style ceiling lamps
Another stunning floral design with dragonflies in beautiful pink, cream, blue and green tones, with a handcrafted antique brass finish. It uses 3 100 W bulbs and measures 24 x 30.75 inches.
This is where most of the value of the lamp comes from and these are the things you should look for:
1. The glass
Good quality reproductions are made in the old style, with many pieces of color matched glass soldered together. The glass should be smooth and good quality, lustrous and reflecting the light even when the lamp is not on. In other words, a good tiffany style lampshade should not rely on the bulb to bring out the beauty of the colors and patterns on it. Beware of cheap reproductions which may be made of plastic or plastic resin instead of glass, or in one piece molds rather than many glass pieces. Also, beware of the colors which should be true and natural rather than too bright and artificial.
2. The solder
Good quality reproductions have fine, smooth and polished soldering lines. They should be quite even, not too thick in some places and too thin in others. They should be slightly raised from the glass, holding it well together and with no rough or jagged edges and seams.
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The base of the lamp
High end reproductions have cast bronze, zinc alloy bases. The base of a tiffany or tiffany style lamp may also consist of stained glass, like the lampshade. Some lower end reproductions have synthetic bronze-look bases made of poly resin.
If you are buying online, and that is where you will find the best prices, it is not always easy to fully inspect the lamp you are planning to buy. Therefore, I recommend that you stick to the following companies which specialize in high quality yet affordable reproductions of tiffany lamps.
1. Meyda Tiffany
2. Dale Lighting
3. Quoizel Lighting
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