Welcome to the Antique Lamp Shoppe, an international authority and purveyor of antique and vintage table lamps. With more than 45 years of commercial experience, including 25 dealing internationally in antique porcelain exclusively, The Antique Lamp Shoppe’s collection of lamps are acquired by private clients and interior designers worldwide.
Specialising in antique and vintage French, Japanese, English and Chinese table lamps, among others, we are also pleased to offer a range of contemporary classics, each of our lamps representing an exquisite combination of function and artistic beauty.
As experts in antique porcelain, we have a deep affinity with this medium and a sincere desire to assist our clients in finding that special lamp to compliment their interior.
Working to high standards, we provide a comprehensive and personalised service to each of our clients, from the selection of a lamp, through to its safe delivery.
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The Antique Lamp Shoppe’s Principal Maurice Robertson recalls being inquisitive about porcelain from a very young age, looking for maker’s marks on the base of teacups! Over time, this interest developed into a fascination for antique ceramics that would last a lifetime and see him become a specialist in antique porcelain and pottery.
Maurice’s experience, knowledge and curatorial eye for antique and vintage porcelain spans a career comprising 45+ years of commercial experience and international dealing, including operating The Antique Porcelain Gallery in Sydney’s Martin Place and his appointment as valuer to the Australian Government’s "Incentive to the Arts" scheme. He is also a seasoned lecturer and has been regularly called upon to vet the ceramics at major antique fairs.
In a former professional life, spanning 30 years in London and Sydney cardiac operating theatres, Maurice was a Clinical Perfusionist and part of the team that performed the first cardiac transplant in Australia, working alongside the late Victor Chang AC.
In 1982, Maurice formalised a lifelong association with antique ceramics by establishing the Antique Porcelain Gallery in Sydney’s Martin Place. Extending his ceramics expertise, The Antique Lamp Shoppe, (formerly known as The Antique and Vintage Table Lamp Co), was further established in 2003. With his experienced team of specialists, the company continues to attract interest from private clients, designers, museums and collectors from every corner of the globe, including the Office of the Prime Minister of Australia.