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Welcome to "The Victorian Gas Lamp Shade Shop". At our shop we feature glass gas lamp shades. Gas lamps were used during the 1817s to early 1900s in homes prior to electricity. Sometimes the light fixtures were called Gaseliers. These light fixtures are gorgeous as well as the shades that go on them. Some companies restore old gas light fixtures while others reproduce them. Original shades for this gas fixtures are considered rare or hard to obtain. Some of the shades are now being reproduced.
Several years back, we were able to obtain, at an estate sale, quite a few of these beautiful gas shades for gas light fixtures. You may be looking to restore one of your gas fixtures or looking for a replace shade for one. These shades can also be used on oil lamps over the existing chimney, as was done in the mid to late 1800s. If we can not properly identify its approximate age, we list the shade as vintage though it may be fit the legal definition of an antique. Please note that these shades are breakable and so require shipping insurance.
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$44.95 EACH - Antique Victorian Paneled Frosted Press Glass Gas Lamp Light Shades, 4" Fitter - Item #401
These are a gorgeous Antique Victorian Paneled Frosted Scalloped Glass Gas Lamp Light Shades. These shades are very early shades. They are paneled with alternating panels of pressed clear diamond blocks with panels of frosted pressed floral motifs. In addition, the bottom edge is scalloped and every scallop in the middle of the frosted floral motif is further scalloped. You may click on the picture to see a close up of this shade. We could not find any mold marks but instead found that the top edge had been cut off from a piece of glass leading me to suspect that these are blown glass pressed shades. The interior of the shades are smooth while the outside of the shades are pressed. The fitter size is 4". The shades stand 4 1/4" tall and are 7" in diameter.
They have a lot of tiny air bubbles or seeds inside the glass. The shades are very heavy weighting 3 lbs 6 oz. without packaging material. They have what appears to be rust marks near the top and some scratching to the frosting or chipping where the shade meet the gas lamp fixture. We found no cracks. We are unsure of the exact age of these shades. If you have any questions or want additional pictures, please call or email us.
These were obtained from an estate of a person who collected antique and vintage light shades. These shades would be lovely in an electrified Victorian hanging gas lamp light fixture.