Quoizel Lenox Floor Lamp - First, let's define classic floor lamp. Of course, a floor lamp typically rests upon the floor as opposed to resting on the wall a table or the ceiling. Something is meant by the typical definition of an antique from a bygone age.
More and more people are learning how to appreciate styling and the standard of antique floor lamps literally and particularly as most of the ones being created now are molded plastic made to be thrown away. Most all floor lamp makers in the turn of the century made their lamps from heavy metals such as cast iron, steel, brass and cast zinc occasionally combined with onyx, marble, glass and stone. Our lamp shop regularly restores these classic floor lamps for resale together with for our customers' own use.
Attractiveness high quality, and function were strong influences on the manufacturers of antique floor lamps. Many people are aware of beauty and their outstanding quality but completely surprised about the highly developed functional and technical characteristics. You can find far too many examples but I'll mention a few the ones that are more important.
The central top socket is encased in a big metal cup which holds a white waffle patterned glass bowl that reflects light up to bounce off the ceiling, as though this were not sufficient. A cloth or silk protection (also called JUNIOR shadiness) rests upon the glass reflector bowl to reflect light down for reading. A night light that is simple, one arm light could provide or at its brightest setting, it can light a whole room up. It had been designed and made and there's no brighter lamp or more versatile lamp accessible everywhere now nearly 100 years ago!