Published at Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Floor Lamps. By Orane Perreault.
The brightest lamp that you can purchase today in any store was designed and made circa 1920. It is also the most versatile lamp that you can buy anywhere. Further it will outlast most any modern lamp that you can find at any price. This antique floor lamp is known by a numerous names such as: 6 Way Floor Lamp, Reflector Floor Lamp, and "JUNIOR". The design begins with a heavy metal base sometimes highly decorated with an upright tubing leading up to a central electrical socket surrounded by 3 arm lights (4 lights total).
For the power. Mainly, a floor lamp is used to highlight pieces of art or important pieces inside a room. But if your plan involves illuminating the entire room, purchase a lamp that utilizes higher power bulbs. In this way, you can achieve brighter light compared to lower power bulbs. Just remember to be very careful in using high wattage bulbs and never use one that is not recommended for the lamp. It is always advised to do your research beforehand so you will be able to buy a lamp that is able to accommodate the kind of lighting you want rather than fixing up a used floor lamp and risking potential hazards.
Our lamp shop regularly restores these antique floor lamps for resale as well as for our customers' own use. From our 30 years of experience it is clear that many of these antique floor lamps will last for hundreds of years. The electrical components, the fabric shades and the painted finishes often need restoration but most were made with such fine quality, that they are a much better value than brand new high end lamps that sell for many hundreds of dollars. You will find some other surprises about these collectible works of art below.
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