Buffet lamps are identified by their tall, narrow stems that resemble candlesticks. They get their name from their use on narrow buffets and sideboards in a dining room. The first buffet lamps were single candlestick used to illuminate the buffet and dining room long before electricity. The tall candlesticks held long tapers, big enough to cast light for hours, illuminating both formal and informal meals. Typically buffet lamps were made of wood or iron with fancier versions being of sterling silver or gilded bronze, known as ormolu. Small lamp shades diffused the candlelight and later electrical light. Lamps on today's buffet lamps are often candle form above a thin stem. Today's buffet lamps have lamp shades made of fabric or metal. Look for more table lamps
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The Murray Feiss Elizabetta Traditional buffet lamp
, pictured here, is a lovely example of a traditional buffet lamp. This buffet lamp would be right at home on a sideboard in a formal dining room, on a sofa table in the living room or on a console table in the foyer. The shaped stem features an undulating design of round coffee colored glass balls and silver finish. The pleated cream color shade is neutral enough to allow this buffet lamp to work with an number of interior color palettes. The small footprint takes up minimal space making this elegant buffet lamp perfect for a narrow buffet or small side table location.