Hobnail Lamp Shades are a beautiful, luminous white opal glass. The embossed hobnail pattern refers to the raised bumps covering the shade's surface. This raised pattern is striking both lit and unlit. Hobnail lamp shades are very popular. Use on glass, brass and nickel oil lamps. They are an excellent choice when restoring antique lamps.
Originally these white glass hobnail lamp shades were used in the late 1800's. Their popularity was significant. They were then revived during the 1940's - 1950's. Mid-century lamps, using this shade, were often electric rather than oil. These lamps used the same hobnail lamp shades however they often had a matching font in the lamp-base.
These white hobnail lamp shades are Made in America.
The white hobnail lampshades were a gift from my sisters and me for our mother. Our father made the wood lamp bases in the 70’s. She has always had gold hobnail lampshades on them, but she made a gorgeous blue and white quilt for their bed and really wanted the white shades to go with the quilt. She is thrilled with her gift and they look so pretty with the quilt. The shades were packed very well. In fact, my father packed the gold shades in the same packaging for storing! Your customer service is absolutely impeccable and you count on me to be a repeat customer. Thank you.
So happy to have found the hob nail lamp shade for my lamp. When the lamp shade broke I thought I would have to throw a lamp out that’s been in my family for seventy three years. When it came in it was so well packaged in perfect condition. Very pleased with this purchase.
Hobnail glass shades
These glass shades arrived in perfect condition. They are exactly what I needed to replace a broken shade.