Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend shopping: Artisan Lamp CO

You may have heard me speak of Artisan Lamp Company before, an antique lighting store in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of DC. They recently got in a large container of fixtures from France where they do much of their sourcing and I wanted to share with you some of my new favorites! This old bouillette lamp is a great classic.
One of my favorite things about Artisan is they change their window display every few days - especially as I live a few blocks up the street and pass daily! They have something for everyone from the most classic to funky mid century pieces.
The owner is particular to art deco style and great examples are to be found throughout the shop like this pair of lamps. Can't see see these on 1930s nightclub tables in a Fred Astaire movie?
This cute little arts & crafts bronze lamp would look great on a bookshelf.
I blogged about this interesting peacock lamp before and it's still available!
This aesthetic movement lamp on the right is a stunner. The lit lamp on the left had daisies handpainted on the shade -ideal for a girl's bedroom.
I've been in love with this marble specimen lamp for awhile now (yes, I visit the shop on a near weekly basis!) and can't believe it hasn't yet sold. Now if I could only find the right spot for it in my apartment....
Speaking of marble, this stately lamp is of a red marble with gilt capital and base.
I was obsessed with this fascinating French bronze lamp above but again -no room at the inn.
This very tall chased silver plated candlestick had been turned into a lamp and the detail is just stunning.
This cute little French cherub is a great addition to any traditional interior.
I love this neoclassical orb chandelier; I couldn't tell if the base is metal or stone. Artisan also carries a wide variety of antique decorative arts such as this bronze sculpture and a variety of paintings and glassware.
Don't forget to support your local businesses, especially unique ones such as Artisan Lamp-a real neighborhood treasure. They also sell online through their website and 1stdibs profile.
No payment or sponsorship was received for this post -just sharing an inspirational resource!


Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I have a chair obsession and I feel as though I am on the verge of a similar lighting obsession. The neoclassical chandelier is marvelous!

Bob Kerr said...

Artisan is antique lamp heaven! I can't for the life of me understand why the place isn't filled with clamoring Washingtonians given a selection as tasteful as it is diverse and given how favorably the prices compare to purchasing something new, particularly when the new piece isn't unique.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

I'd love that Neoclassic orb chandlier, but my ceilings are too low!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I am a huge fan of Artisan! John and Cyrus are the best!! They rewire all of our old lamps, chandeliers, sconces, lanterns, etc. Lucky you to preview this shipment!!

Paisley Curtain said...

You are fortunate to live so close to lamp heaven. I am sure Artisan must have a big variety of finials (for the lamps) too.
In our part of the country, they are so hard to find.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Loi, yes I forgot to mention they do all sorts of repairs, etc. I was actually in there getting a lamp reconfigured!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Paisley - they can supply any number of finals and have a small selection of decorative finials but not as wide as one might think!

An Urban Cottage said...

What a great shop! I've always wanted a real bouillotte. The neoclassic orb is pretty great too. The painted daisies are a deal breaker but I love the form of the little bronze lamp with glass shade.

Karena Albert said...

Love the Neoclassical Orb chandelier and the Aesthetic Movement lamp!A terrific shop!

The Arts by Karena

Windlost said...

The word ENVY is all that comes to mind. I am still kicking myself for not visiting there last time I was in DC - it was on my list. Soon....!!

xo Terri