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The Antique Lamp Co. & Gift Emporium
Torchiere Lamps

Torchiere Shade Diagram at The Antique Lamp Co.Torchiere floor lamp at The Antique Lamp Co.Torchieres are tall floor lamps which have a central light and a glass shade which pushes the light upwards. Light is then reflected off of the ceiling to illuminate a room. Originally, when first introduced in France in the late 17th century, torchieres held a single candle.

In the 1930's, Illuminating Engineering Society (I.E.S.) standards encouraged better lighting in America through higher wattage output and the development of the 3-way bulb. Large "Mogul" bulbs which go up to 350 watts were introduced and provided a powerful light source without being harsh.

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