The Tiffany Style You And Your Home Will Love
Some of the most beautiful and colorful lighting fixtures and shades originated in the Tiffany Studios at the turn of the century. Louis Comfort Tiffany began making his stained glass lamps in 1895 and is considered part of the Art Nouveau genre. They were wondrous creations of colored glass cut in a mosaic style that represented flowers, leaves, and other geometric patterns. Today, the originals are considered works of art and many are museum pieces. Now you too can own a piece of Tiffany history and create your own family heirlooms.
We carry many styles of Tiffany lamps, now made by Dale Tiffany, like chandeliers and shades to beautify your home in this grand style. Tiffany stained glass is like no other that is manufactured. They represent all the colors of a Monet garden with bright amethyst, emerald green and cobalt blue. Recognizable the world over, your new Tiffany Chandelier or other lighting fixture will be the centerpiece of any room in which you decide to decorate it with. You even can get Tiffany glass shades for ceiling fans, chandeliers and other lighting fixtures to coordinate with this timeless look.
Stained glass comes in many styles, not just Tiffany art glass. There are contemporary designs with stained glass as well as vintage and antique styles to accent your home décor. Please visit our Vintage and Antiques sections to see all the available models. You don’t have to have an older home to enjoy these beautiful works of art. Even the most modern of architecture can be warmed with a touch of the past with Tiffany or Stained Glass Chandeliers and lamps.
The perfect Tiffany table lamp will have the typical mushroom shape and umbrella style shade. It may have claw footings with leaves and vines in a bronze or black finish. They work well as side lamps with down lighting that is well suited to reading or other tasks. Some may have a chain pull with a decorative bead at the end, or there are many updated with rotary or toggle switches for ease of use.
These shades are typically heavy and contain transparent as well as opaque folded glass. This means the light these fixtures give off is muted and mixed with color. Think how pretty a classic Tiffany lily chandelier would look in a boudoir over a vanity with matching wall sconces. There is a reason they were a favorite of Queen Victoria and Albert!
The fixture style of Tiffany fixtures is typical of the Art Nouveau style. You will find floor lamp bases and pedestals intertwined with vines and lilies. Many table lamps will have fairies hidden amongst the leaves in brushed bronzes and copper. Tiffany Chandeliers have graceful sweeping lines in their arms and curly scrollwork with a recurring greenery theme.
Tiffany Chandeliers are one of the lighting purchases you cannot go wrong with. These beautiful lamps and fixtures go with any décor and will become part of your own family’s history.