Antique English Lamps

Antique Lamp Shoppe’s range of antique English table lamps date from the 18th century through to the 20th. Along with Regency examples of Wedgwood Creamware and printed blue and white pearlware accent lamps, we are also pleased to include late 18th century examples of polished, engine turned, mahogany.

While providing a general soft glow, antique English lamps can also be selectively placed to accentuate and draw attention to a specific area of an interior.

Vintage English Lamps

Our choice English vintage table lamps will compliment a wide range of interiors. It’s been said that “good lamps make a room”. Attention to detail and quality ensures our vintage lamps will do just this!

Why English Lamps?

If you’re looking for quality, English antique and vintage lamps, your search is over! Whether used for reading or as a decorative accent, by example, the choice of an antique blue and white lamp to compliment a collection of English, antique, blue and white ceramics, our lamps will lend an enduring and elegant style to your interior. A varied range of English lamps are on offer to complete the English “look”.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use an English lamp from your range in the States/UK?

All of our lamps, including both vintage and antique English lamps, are shipped to the US and UK and are wired to US and UK specifications.

Do all English lamps come with the lamp shade as shown?

Lamp shades, if required, can be ordered if desired with the English lamp.

How do you ship an English lamp to the States/UK?

With a wide collection of beautiful antique and vintage English lamps, we are proud to be able to ship our collection worldwide through strict precautions to ensure the lamp stays in perfect condition. All lamps ordered are carefully double boxed, shipped and delivered via Australia Post.

How much will it cost to ship my English lamp?

The shipping price for our English lamps is given by Australia Post only when the lamp is packed and ready to ship. You will be advised of the price before shipping.

Is it safe to post an English lamp?

Certainly! We have been shipping lamps and antique porcelain, including pieces from our English collection, via Australia Post since 1982 and have never had an item damaged. We strongly believe quality packing is the best insurance.

History of English Lamps

The history of English lamps moves from candle wax to gas, to fuel lamps and finally to electricity. It was the development of ceramics in the 19th century that opened the way for the production and design of lamps, first as fuel lamps and then as electric lamps. So many antique table lamps surviving today were made with the medium of porcelain and pottery, however, it’s interesting to note that England was a relative late comer in producing an English porcelain.

Porcelain was first produced in 1743, in a little pottery in Chelsea, then a small rural village about an hour’s coach drive from London. From this early start, the ceramic industry developed into the leading porcelain producing nation in the world. With exceptional potters such as Josiah Wedgwood and Josiah Spode, English pottery and porcelain flourished.

As the 19th century progressed, English porcelain and English table lamps developed with each decade reflecting the fashionable style and decoration of the day.