Mica first became a popular material for lamp shades in the late nineteenth century. The Arts & Crafts design movement saw this quartz like mineral being used as semi-translucent sheets for lamp bases in bronze and copper. Typically made with thin layers of Mica held together with shellac, Mica lampshades can be found in warm, golden amber hues as well as creams and other lighter shades. The natural mineral has a pale color that takes well to tints in the shellac. Mission and Craftsman styles are also historical styles that used Mica lamps in interior décor. See more Mica table lamps and other table lamp
styles in our collection.
Pictured here is the Quoizel Mica Leaf traditional table lamp
with a beautiful Mica shade. The warm, oil rubbed bronze finish on the base gives this lamp a traditional style that recalls antique table lamps with original Mica shades. The Mica shade on this table lamp has a neutral tone with green and earth tone accents that nicely complement the rich hues of the elegant traditional style lamp base. Combining traditional style with a Mica shade gives this lamp a vintage feeling that is both classic and nostalgic. The leaf pattern on the shade adds a natural element that feels more modern—perfect for today's traditional style interiors.