Styles and Makers
Antique and Vintage Lamp Shades
Lamp-shade design did not begin in the late 19th century, but that's when it was elevated beyond mere functionality. Household electricity was becoming increasingly common, so lamp manufacturers started paying attention to the art of lighting indoor spaces. Shades gave lamp makers an opportunity to shine a light on their sense of aesthetics, whether it was to create a romantic background glow or an eye-catching centerpiece. The century's...