Evolvement of Tiffany Style Lighting
Tiffany Style Lighting evolved by a brilliant man named Louis Comfort Tiffany. Louis was a trained artist and an interior designer born to the Tiffany family most famous for their high quality jewelry. Louis became interested in the glass and the way the light was refracted.
Although the art of making stained glass windows started in the late 1800’s, Louis was instrumental in making windows so he decided to use the discarded pieces from his stained glass window production. Tiffany was enamored with the most flowing lines and shapes in the Art Nouveau era. He also traveled and received inspiration from glassware from North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. A chance meeting with Thomas Edison resulted in producing the first electric lamps. With this invention, Louis was able to bring beauty into the average home which was his main desire. To determine if you may have an original, Tiffany lamps had either a simple number or word “FAVRILE” etched on them. Favrile means handcrafted in the French language. Still some others were stamped with “Tiffany Studios”. Originals also could bear the mark L.C.T. These original Tiffany lamps are longed for the world over. In 1998, an auction sold 2 lamps for almost 2 million dollars each.
Today’s beautiful reproductions for Tiffany Style Lamps can be found for the average home. This is something you will treasure for years to come and can be passed to generations as an heirloom. Although a genuine Tiffany lamp may be too expensive for the majority of us, there are excellent reproductions of Tiffany Style lamps as well as Tiffany style lamp shades.
Vickie Fry is the author and can provide additional information at http://www.discounttiffanylamp.net
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