The three main types of Tiffany Hanging Lamps are Tiffany Chandeliers, Tiffany Billiard Lighting, and Tiffany Pendants. Tiffany Hanging Lamps provide the main illumination to a room, and make a tremendous difference in setting the ambience of a room. One of the most popular choices when deciding on Tiffany Hanging Lamps has been a Tiffany Lamp Reproduction.
Tiffany-style lamps and shades get their name from the New York-born Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of jeweler Charles Tiffany, who began his career as a painter, then switched his focus to design and the decorative arts. The production of the world-famous lamps coincided more or less with the wide-spread introduction of electric lighting. While an original Tiffany lamp will cost you many thousands of dollars, today there are many companies producing Tiffany-style lamps in an enormous range of designs at a much more affordable cost.
Tiffany used pieces of discarded glass from production of the stained glass windows and recycled them by fitting hundreds of hand-cut glass shapes into bronze and copper foil enclosures, designing gorgeous lamps of all shapes, sizes, styles and colors which included the Tiffany Nautilus Lamp, Tiffany Dragonfly Lamp and Tyler scroll.
When you are considering selecting a Tiffany Hanging Lamp for your home, you must remember that a high-quality Tiffany Hanging Lamp can play a significant role in determining how much a prospective buyer is willing to pay for your home when you plan on selling. While plain or inexpensive light fixtures and lamps may not subtract from the resale value, they will definitely not add to it.
Even if you are not intending to sell your home, it is worth remembering that a quality ceiling fixture such as a Tiffany Hanging Lamp, although comparatively expensive, can be considered an investment. There is the distinct possibility that the fixture will increase in value over time and it will also provide many years of enjoyment as a treasured work of art.
If you decide to select a Tiffany-style Hanging Lamp, remember that not only will the Tiffany-style lighting fixture have a beautiful pattern, but there will be a selection of other lighting that you can use to co-ordinate with it, such as Tiffany-style table lamps, Tiffany-style floor lamps and Tiffany-style wall sconces.
Although there are many lighting fixtures available which purport to be Tiffany-style, it must be remembered, that, as in many other items, you pay for quality. A quality Tiffany-style lighting fixture will consist of hundreds, if not thousands of individual pieces of stained-glass all soldered together. Some cheaper so-called Tiffany-style lighting fixtures are made of colored plastic stuck to a plastic frame. The colors that you see in Tiffany-style stained glass are an integral part of the glass and the colors are created by adding various metal oxides and minerals to the glass while it is still in its molten state. This is a process only used by the finest Tiffany artisans. Gold bedside lamp