←PIANO LAMPS: A circa 1880's tall, adjustable-height floor lamp (left) which takes a ball shade is most typically called a piano or organ lamp, as this was a favored location in the Victorian era home. However, such lamps were typically lightweight so it could easily be moved to other locations as well. Most are a tripod style that was designed to equally distribute the weight. The correct term actually is extension floor lamp, as a patented mechanism makes it possible to extend the top by raising and locking it in place. Piano lamps have a removable center draft kerosene font, and they were also often part of a marble-top table.
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Other styles of lamps take ball shades also, such as Victorian banquet lamps. Banquet lamps are kerosene lamps from the Victorian era, circa 1837 to 1901. They are generally a very ornate, tall lamps that were designed for lighting a banquet table. Their globes were usually etched or art glass and were often much fancier than most others in the house in order to impress guests.