Jul 17, 2019
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 17, 2019

Empire Table Lamp

Empire Table Lamp

c. 1902–10


Tiffany Studios

(American, New York, 1902–1932)

Leaded glass, gilt bronze

Overall: 66 x 56.5 cm (26 x 22 1/4 in.)

Bequest of Charles Maurer 2018.264


Did you know?

The row of little green glass tiles at the bottom edge of this shade is meant to resemble a row of silk fringe.


Although Tiffany often wrote of his disdain for romanticizing the past, he recognized that many of his customers favored historical styles. He kept his showrooms well stocked with colonial revival furniture and lamps, such as the Napoleon-inspired Empire pattern, with its abstracted neoclassical swags and medallions, that fit easily within traditional decor.

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Decorative Arts
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