Antique lighting - floor lamps

It has to be said we sell a great many antique , mid century and contemporary floor lamps as part of our antique lighting range

 We've been selling them now for 10  years plus and  during that time have learnt what the public and the design trade want in a floor lamp.

In reverse order

 Coming in at  no 10 )  brass with a patina 

no 9) leather covered 

no 8)  rewired and PAT tested 

no 7)  with shades that fit 

no 6) Unusual shapes 

no 5)  adjustable shade positions 

no 4)  pairs

  no 3)   Small profile bases 

  no 2)  swing arms 

no 1 ) Reading arms .

So there  we have it--- all the things which make up a great lamp , it can be 1970 or it can be  1900  but it needs some of the above  to make it a great  lamp . Fashions change  3 yrs ago we were selling adjustable  lamps with reeded  stems  dating   from the gas light age with claw feet esp to the country house clients , but these are now not so popular , 6 or 7 yrs a go we were selling Argentian or Italian swing arm lights , now back in fashon big time .