Published at Saturday, 03 March 2018. Modern Floor Lamp. By Germaine Frappier.
For people who intend to get this type of lamp for their homes, I am here to share some important points about this product. Let's take a look at the materials first. You can find these lamps in a wide range of finishes, such as bamboo, wood, chrome, nickel, etc. Currently, the most popular finish in the market is chrome. Some lamps come with heavy bases. Some bases are made of marbles.
Overall, having an antique floor lamp has its own advantages, in the sense that it provides a touch of romance, class, and sophistication to any home. However, aside from it being very expensive, it does not provide adequate lighting and is primarily used for aesthetic purposes only, instead of functionality. So, in buying a floor lamp, ask yourself what you need it for. If you're not much concerned with lighting, and are more inclined towards having one for ornamental reasons, then you should go for an antique floor lamp. Just make sure you reinforce it with modern wiring so that it is safe to use.
However, genuine antique floor lamps are very hard to find, and are therefore very costly. In fact, in some auctions, French antique lamps could sell for up to a thousand dollars and more. That is why today manufacturers seek to mimic the antique look by making use of gilded bases, ornate cloths, and stained-glass lampshades. The color or hue of finish is also imitated to reflect the antique look.
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