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Very rarely does a knock-off product become so popular that it makes a name for itself independently of the product it is copying. Such is the amazing success of the Dale Tiffany Lamp Company. Dale Tiffany lamps have become renowned in their own right as beautiful, quality products worthy of heirloom status.

Many have heard of a Tiffany lamp without knowing exactly what it is. Tiffany refers to one of several types of colored panel or mosaic pieces of glass fitted together to form pictures or designs. This type of glass was first produced and developed in 1878 by Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of the famous Tiffany and Co. store in New York City. This glass was used with great success by Tiffany for use in lampshades.

Dale Tiffany is a company that was founded in 1979. Their primary products were direct replicas of Tiffany lamps and newly designed lamps based on the Tiffany style. When buyers saw the quality with which they were made, the Dale Tiffany lamp became a viable alternative to an authentic Tiffany lamp.

Dale Tiffany became the first company to standardize the production of the colored Tiffany-style glass used for lampshades. Their factory made the lamps affordable to the average consumer. A Dale Tiffany lamp is guaranteed to be made from only fine-quality, hand-rolled glass. Even though it is considered a factory, the lamps are handcrafted, making each piece unique and worthy of becoming a keepsake. In addition, the expert craftsmen who make Dale Tiffany lamps use the same copper foil technique that was originally invented by LC Tiffany.

Dale Tiffany may have begun as a knock-off designer, but in time his style grew outside the bounds of original Tiffany. The creativity of the design makes a Dale Tiffany lamp a product in its own category. Each Dale Tiffany Lamp, after assembly, is inspected not only for structural integrity, but for the characteristics of the glass color and pattern. They are then tested and packed for shipping to retailers.

A Dale Tiffany lamp belongs to one of several full lines of products. The most popular line is the standard table lamp. There are hundreds of designs and styles available for table lamps. Another popular line is the floor lamp. Floor lamps come in two main styles: torch lamps for room lighting and hanging tulip lamps for reading.

Not all lamps are freestanding. A Dale Tiffany lamp can also be from one of several architectural designs. The most popular architectural Dale Tiffany lamp is the pendant lamp. It hangs from a ceiling fixture over a table or chair for very specific lighting needs. Other styles of Dale Tiffany lamps available include ceiling fan lights, chandeliers, and sconce lights.

A Dale Tiffany lamp can be purchased at any number of traditional retail stores. If you are in southern California, you can visit the Dale Tiffany Factory Store in La Mirada. Nationwide, Dale Tiffany lamps are carried by JCPenney. Other regional chains include Ramour & Flanigan, Younkers, Lamps Plus, and Capitol Lighting.

Many internet stores also carry Dale Tiffany Lamps. Licensed internet retailers include Amazon, Bright Spot, Lighting by Gregory, Lamps USA, LightingDirect, and Bellacor, among others.

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over 2 years ago

I want buy some Tiffany lamps for my home, I come across one Tiffany shop named ParrotUncle, here is their website: http://www.parrotuncle.com/tiffany-lamps.html, anybody tell me is it authentic? Thank you.

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over 2 years ago

have acquired lamp can send photos to where?

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about 4 years ago

Good Afternoon,

Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers is holding an auction this weekend where we will be selling two Tiffany Lamps. I wanted to send you the link so you can look them over before they go to auction on Saturday, September 14th. Please contact me if you have any questions 314-726-5515

This is a direct link to the lamp.

Thank you,

Amy Stovall
Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers