Blue lamps – Over the past two centuries, table lamps have become a common home and business appliance. If running on electricity or oil, table lamps have allowed plenty of variety in design. Which is why so many styles have been created, from the decadent lamps to the functional lamp.
Stained glass lantern
Stained blue lamps are one of the most recognizable of all antique lamps. Instead of a cloth shade, it has a half-shell of multi-colored glass panes. Which creates a spectrum of light around the room, depending on the size of the lamp. The most famous stained blue lamps are undoubtedly lanterns became known for their beautiful. The lamp is shaped like an oil lamp with a frosted glass globe around the flame and a small opening at the top to let out heat. One of the defining features of the astral lamp is the ring of dangling prisms around the base of glass shade.
Frenched Victorian lamp
One of the more generally blue lamps is fringed variety. These have silk or satin lampshades with a small fringe dangling from the bottom, usually made of braided fabric or glass beads. The astral lamp was another center of the 19th-century table lamp. It could be considered even more ornate than the fringed Victorian lamp. Astral table lamps contain no fabric and, apart from a bronze or iron base, are made entirely of glass or crystal, even in the shade.