Published at Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Floor Lamps. By Germaine Frappier.
Sturdiness. Today's floor lamps, such as Tiffany stained glass floor lamps, are much sturdier than floor lamps of the past. For example, in the past, floor lamps were notorious for tipping over easily, thus creating a fire hazard. However, today's floor lamps must meet something called the UL "tipability standard," requiring their bases to be heavy enough.
This general definition works perfectly since any identification of an "antique floor lamp" is fairly useless without some time period designation normally in the form of circa 1905 which literally means "about the year 1905". So I will use the term antique floor lamp on this basis and often substitute it with the term vintage floor lamp. This discussion does not address modern reproductions of antique lamps which is another subject to itself.
For the setting. In deciding where you want to position your floor lamp, you should always regard all the surrounding furnishings inside a particular space. The lamp should not be placed in an open area where children might happen to trip on them and get hurt. Try maximizing the place by choosing a floor lamp that takes up little floor space. It will also be more appealing if you match the lamp with the interior and theme of the whole room.
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