Published at Monday, 05 March 2018. Floor Lamps. By Germaine Frappier.
High quality, beauty and function were powerful influences on the makers of antique floor lamps. Many people are aware of their outstanding quality and beauty but completely surprised about the highly developed functional and technical characteristics. There are far too many examples to list here but I will mention a couple of the more important ones.
Lighting is a very important aspect of any household. There are numerous lighting options available with floor lamps abundant in different shapes, styles, sizes and designs. There are lamps that are purposely used for lighting but there are also those that are only used solely as an ornament. This functional, flexible and versatile piece can illuminate a room at the same time be considered as a beautifully designed furniture as well.
More and more people are learning to appreciate the quality and styling of antique floor lamps especially as most of the ones being produced today are molded plastic and literally made to be thrown away. Most all floor lamp makers from the turn of the century made their lamps from heavy metals such as cast iron, brass, steel and cast zinc sometimes combined with marble, onyx, glass and stone.
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