It’s Throwback Thursday!

This is our first blog on Throwback Thursday where we will share photos of “old” Quoizel products, catalogs from years past and nostalgic photos of  our loyal employees.

What better place to start than with the Abigail Adams Collection.  Quoizel got its start in 1930, and the hurricane lamp is what put Quoizel on the map!

abigail2This Abigail Adams piece features a hand-blown opal glass shade with a lighted base.  It is embellished with a soft blue floral pattern, and the intricate metal base is finished in an antique brass patina.  This is an heirloom piece to be passed down for generations.

In the heyday there were twelve manufacturers in New York that sold the same hurricane style lamp, and they were all buying from the same supplier.  Ira Phillips would visit the manufacturer in West Virginia every month always bringing his charming personality and, of course, donuts to distribute to all the workers. Eventually, the other manufacturers went out of business and Quoizel picked up their market share to become the leader of this style hurricane lamp. It was so successful; Quoizel launched the design in ceiling fans, chandeliers, floor lamps, etc.  Today, Quoizel still makes this timeless design in Abigail Adams and Satin Lace which can be found in the current catalog.

Maybe you have a Quoizel lamp or hanging fixture that was handed down to you, bought from an estate sale or an interesting story on how you acquired one of your favorite lamps.  If so, please contact   We would love to share and post it!

2 thoughts on “It’s Throwback Thursday!

  1. Sheena Timbs Reply

    I’m Scottish and lived in NYC in 2001. I bought two vintage (1978) SatinLace lamps 28″ in a pale powder blue at an estate sale. Absolutely loved them and shipped them home with the rest of my furniture in 2002. I had paid extra for them to be wrapped particularly well for the voyage and the shippers didn’t do this. One of the shades was smashed en-route. I actually wept when I opened the box. I have tried in vain to source another shade and haven’t managed to so far. I am hoping somebody somewhere may have an old pale blue lampshade like this, maybe with a broken base and they don’t need the shade? Or maybe know someone who has one and they don’t use it? I’ve even thought of replacing both shades with white satin lace ones…but they don’t seem to be sold separately. I’ve searched ebay etc….nobody seems to have the blue model of these lamps. I’m hoping someone reads this and can help.

    1. quoizel Reply

      Sheena, Thank you for your inquiry. I have forwarded your message to our customer service department. They will get in touch with you.

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