Richard Miller Lamps

Student Lamps

To read more about these fascinating lamps, please visit the Reference Book page. Some signed copies of Richard's book "Student Lamps of the Victorian Era", now out-of-print, are still available in softcover and limited edition hardcover. Please Contact Us for information.

The Student Lamp is a unique style of antique kerosene oil lighting having several distinctive engineered features that set it apart from other forms of Victorian lighting. Tiffany Studios, Manhatten Brass, Plume & Atwood, Bradley & Hubbard, Edward Miller, Handel, Revere, Parker and Wild & Wessel are just a few of the manufacturers of these lamps. The "Harvard" student lamp, the Mamouth, the double and single Griffin are just a few of the facinating forms available. Every type of Victorian art glass is represented in the shades and appurtances used on these lamps. Shades and chimneys were produced in all colors, cased and/or embossed patterned, satin and gloss, opalescent patterned, acid etched, Lithophane, Burmese, Mother-of-Pearl, Cut-Velvet and Leaded Stained glass. From the simple clean lines of the early Victorian models designed mainly with function in mind, to the ornate and elaborately decorated later Victorian examples manufactured to accent high style interiors, the Victorian Student lamp is appreciated by today's collectors for it's enduring beauty, craftsmanship and utility in modern homes. If you have a question or need help locating a special lamp, please Contact Us.

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Tiffany Studios 10" Single Student Lamp
Signed Tiffany Studios Shade
Correct Numbered Base
All Original Patina
Electrified Through Burner - Tank Intact
Circa 1880

Fancy Embossed & Cast
10" Single Student Lamp
Period Cased Green Dome Shade
Period Chimney
Electrified - Tank Intact - Complete Restored
Circa 1880

Cleveland Study Lamp
Signed & Patent Dated 1863 - 1871 - 1873
Standard 7" Shadeholder - Original Oil Condition
Original Nickle Over Brass Finish
Fitted With Period Rolled Top Bristol Shade
Period Chimney w/Original Paper Tag

Bradley & Hubbard 10" Single Student Lamp
Brass w/Nickle Finish Flame Finials
Fitted w/Period Embossed Bristol Shade
Period Flat Body Chimney
Circa 1880
Electrified - Tank Intact - Old Polish


2006 Richard Miller Lamps