HOW EXACTLY TO Win Buyers And Influence Sales with ANTIQUE FLOOR LIGHTS

First why don’t we define antique floor lamp. Needless to say a floor lamp normally rests upon the floor instead of resting upon a table, the wall or the ceiling. The general definition of an antique means something from the bygone era. This places the word beyond your legal arena and into common usage. “era” is general perceived and is defined as a long indefinite time period which also works out perfectly for this general definition.

This general definition works perfectly since any identification of an “antique floor lamp” is fairly useless without a while period designation normally by means of circa 1905 which literally means “about the year 1905”. So I use the word antique floor lamp on this basis and frequently substitute it with the word vintage floor lamp. This discussion does not address modern reproductions of antique lamps that is another subject to itself.

Increasing numbers of people are learning to appreciate the quality and styling of antique floor lights especially as most of the ones being produced today are molded plastic and literally designed to be disposed of. Most all floor lamp makers from the turn of the century made their lamps from heavy metals such as for example cast iron, brass, steel and cast zinc sometimes combined with marble, onyx, glass and stone. 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 can 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 most hundreds of dollars. You will discover some other surprises about these collectible artwork below.

Top quality, beauty and function were powerful influences on the makers of antique floor lights. Many people know about their outstanding quality and beauty but completely surprised about the highly developed functional and technical characteristics. There are too many examples to list here but I’ll mention a number of the more important ones.

The brightest lamp that you can purchase today in virtually any store was designed and made circa 1920. Additionally it is the most versatile lamp you can buy anywhere. Further it’ll outlast most any modern lamp 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 before a central electrical socket surrounded by 3 arm lights (4 lights total).

The central light takes a 3 way bulb (low-medium-high) that is often a MOGUL size that is larger than a standard socket with higher wattage (100-200-300 watts). The three arm lights are controlled by way of a switch that can turn on separately just 1, 2 or all 3 of the arm lights. Further, a number of these JUNIORS had a little light beneath the base which provided a very subtle nighttime floor light operated by a foot switch mounted on the side of the base.

As if this weren’t enough, the central top socket is encased in a big metal cup which holds a white waffle patterned glass bowl that reflects light upward to bounce of the ceiling. A fabric or silk shade (also known as JUNIOR shade) rests upon the glass reflector bowl to reflect light downward for reading. An individual arm light can provide a straightforward night light or at it brightest setting, it can light up a whole room. There is no brighter lamp or more versatile lamp available anywhere today and it was designed and made nearly 100 years ago!

The most effective reading lamps on the globe was also designed circa 1920. It has been highly imitated but it still remains unchallenged. The Bridge Arm Floor Lamp or Bridge Lamp has a typical floor lamp design with metal base and upright standard which can take the form of various forms of decorated tubing, twisted iron rods, etc. Near the top of the standard is really a decorative cast metal arm with a graceful arc or curvature which ends with an electrical socket pointing downward and covered by a fabric or glass shade.

This has the effect of offsetting the light by about 14-18″ from the upright standard as well lowering it so that it is nearer to the reading material or work project. The effect is an excellent reading lamp or work lamp which places the light bulb very near the task accessible. A number of these Bridge Arm FLOOR LIGHTS have convenient pull chains which hang below the bottom of the lampshade for ease of operation.