Sunday, October 13, 2019

Hurricane Style Lamps - An Outstanding Vintage Heirloom Look

Hurricane Style Lamps - Vintage Heirloom Look
I've stayed a fan of unique lamp designs my entire life. Standard lamps, those we see just about everywhere, are lovely as well. However, there's something incredibly gorgeous about adding a lamp that's not like anything you typically see.

Unique lamps, especially those with a vintage feel, can fit with any decor, even contemporary. If your decor style is to bring amazing pieces into a room, vintage lamps, especially Hurricane Style Lamps, meet that criteria.

Back in the 1980s, when we purchased our second home, lamp selection was a meticulous process for us. I'll never forget the moment I noticed the outstanding, custom hand-blown glass Hurricane Lamp featured on this page. We purchased two, and they're still front and center in our home. No matter how often styles have changed, this design has stood the test of time.

What Are Hurricane Lamps
Hurricane Style Lamp
Custom Hand-Blown Glass

The oil lamp eventually became the Hurricane Oil Lamp invented by Francois-Pierre Aime Argand in 1780. The invention of the glass insert protected the flame from the wind and elements. Over the centuries, Hurricane Lamps progressed in design from oil to electric. 

However, a Hurricane Lamp describes the style of a lamp, and styles can vary. Glass designs and shapes can differ quite a bit. You'll notice when online shopping just how vast the choices are.

The lamps we purchased are similar to Quoizel Lamps. Their style, of course, is vintage Hurricane. They've worked in the main rooms of the home as well as the bedrooms. 

Over the decades they've traveled with us from home to home, and we plan to keep them in the family. They're quite substantial in size, approximately two and a half feet in height.

Where Can You Find Similar Hurricane Lamps

I haven't seen any that match ours. However, I have come across a Quoizel Lamp that is close in design. It's slightly smaller in size, but still lovely. You can view it here on Amazon.

Happy vintage ambient lighting!







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7 comments:

  1. Barbara, I love hurricane lamps (both oil and electric) and yours is beautiful. Oh how I wish I could afford that Quoizel lamp you listed. It is gorgeous. I will have a hurricane lamp after I move to The Shack.

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  2. I remember Hurricane Lamps from my childhood - having seen them in the homes of older relatives. They certainly are beautiful. Glad you consider yours very special. It's terrific you plan to pass them down in the family.

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  3. Your lamps are beautiful, Barbara! I also love hurricane lamps and was only slightly familiar with their origin and history. Very interesting to read! I used to have a hurricane lamp. I'm not sure what happened to it. After reading your article, I wish I had it back again.

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  4. What a gorgeous lamp! I love unique lamps especially vintage!

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  5. I love hurricane lamps too. We had one that still ran on oil and it cast such a nice glow. When we moved, I think it stayed at the house. Hope my son and his wife are enjoying it now....

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  6. A vintage lamp totally changes the tone of a room. Yesterday, I visited a historic fort where two antique hurricane lamps were featured. The lamps were among my favorites of all the artifacts in the military barracks. Some warm light had to made a difference for those soldiers. Your lamps are especially lovely. I can see why you won't part with them.

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  7. We were given a cut crystal hurricane lamp as a wedding gift and we cherish it! Yours are just stunning.

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