With a Regency-esque look that credits the era they were founded in, Frederick Cooper pieces are rich and palatial. Like Stiffel lamps, they’re bold pieces of hardware that could almost be likened to costume jewelry— while having the pleasing distinction of being the real thing. An illluminating tid-bit? Founded in the Windy City in the 1920s, Frederick Cooper was an artist and didn't originally produce lighting, though his artwork was frequently used in lamps. It was only after new buyers took over Cooper’s studio that the Frederick Cooper name began to refer to a proper lamp company— Who knew?