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Lamp Shades

You can find our Lampshades here. All the caps are from the 1900s - 1970s. They are mainly glass lampshades. We have both separate lampshades (single pieces) and double lampshades (more pieces of the same model).

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Discover our beautiful collection of authentic lampshades, for all your antique, vintage or art deco lamps. We mainly work with glass lampshades. And especially loose models from past times (1900-1970). Can't you find the exact lamp shade you are looking for? Then please make a photo of your own lampshade (or what is left of it ...) and preferably also a photo of its holder and send us a message including the pictures via: [email protected] . Who knows, we might be able to help you with a new, suitable lampshade!

 

What should you pay attention to when purchasing a lampshade?

1. the fitting; does your lamp have a large E27 fitting or a small E14 fitting?
2. the way of fixing the lampshade; is it a hood with or without a raised edge? See a more detailed explanation below.
3. does the lamp shade match the lamp in style and size?

 

How do you attach an old lampshade?

1: the cap has a raised edge (or "collar").
2: a cap without a "collar".

1: lampshade with collar
What is the outer diameter of this raised edge?
The most common outer size is: around 5.5 to 5.9 cm / 2.15 to 2.3 inch.
Other sizes are also common, but less common. And are therefore more difficult to find. In this case, the lampshade is held by a so-called shade holder, which usually has 3 (and sometimes 4) screws. By tightening these screws, you clamp the cover.
You can find them here, in various diameters, shapes and materials: Lamp shade holder

2: lampshade without collar
Now there are three options for confirmation.
1. With a clamping spring.
2. With a fitting with threaded outside and a ring that you turn on it. With this ring you clamp the hood.
3. With a glass carrier.These come in various sizes.

 

 

Glass lampshade - the skirt cap

The heyday of the 'Skirt Caps' was between 1910 and 1940. This is the period after the Industrial Revolution. At the beginning of the electric lighting, the focus was mainly on the light bulb itself. The reason for this is both novelty and that having electric lighting was not yet commonplace and therefore expensive. So people showed off with their light bulbs.

From 1910, the use of electric light became more and more common, and the attention of the light bulb itself shifted to the cover around the light bulb. So the cap. At that time, the art stream 'Art Nouveau' (Jugendstil) also emerged. There is a shift from sleek design to a more frivolous design based on round, playful natural shapes. The Skirt cap makes its appearance.