Oil Lamps 3: Victorian Kerosene Lighting 1860-1900 (Hardcover)
Oil Lamps 3: Victorian Kerosene Lighting is Catherine Thuro's final installment of her three-part series. Like its predecessors, this volume is rich with images and text. The focus of this title is on oil lamp trimmings, placement-specific designs, and the overall diversity of types and models. The contemporary reader will be astounded by the sheer variety of oil lamps available to the Victorian homeowner. The intricacies of these early luminaries, which are expertly described and beautifully photographed will intrigue anyone interested in learning more about kerosene lighting. From extravagant hanging lamps to utilitarian hall fixtures, this book covers it all. The ornate catalog illustrations and poignant advertisements from the Kerosene Era provide a deeper, richer context through which to view these once omnipresent home appliances. These primary source materials are extremely helpful for the collector seeking the likely date and manufacturer of their own lamps. Whether you're an early lighting enthusiast or simply curious to learn more, this book is an extraordinary window into the world of Victorian era lighting.