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9 Reproduction Lights for Old Houses

New products offer vintage looks for chandeliers, pendant lights, lamps, and sconces. By Mary Ellen Polson

    George industrial pendant from Rejuvenation

    Flirty Fluting

    The George is an industrial-style single-pole pendant based on designs from about 1910. The scalloped opal glass shade is hand-molded in a multi-step process that revives century-old techniques. Including the shade, the 36″ long fixture sells for $193.

    From Rejuvenation

    Moon chandelier from Hudson River Design

    Built From the Past

    A modern take on early American wire-arm chandeliers, the heart of the Moon chandelier is a hand-turned hardwood ball with 22-karat gold leaf; its five arms are painted antique red. It’s 18½” wide x 19″ tall. The fixture is $1,150.

    From Hudson River Design, (518) 392-9218

    Mission ceiling light from Turn of the Century Lighting

    Poppies in the Square

    The Mission ceiling light has an unusual rectangular art-glass shade. It’s 33″ long and 5″ in diameter. Choose from 12 finishes, plus custom shades. In the verde patina and wax, it’s about $574, shade included.

    From Turn of the Century Lighting

    Cheuret sconce from Urban Archaeology

    Art of Alabaster

    The Cheuret is inspired by a 1925 sconce designed by French sculptor Albert Cheuret. Cast from recycled brass and offered in 11 different finishes, the sconce features a shade of scalloped alabaster petals. It’s $2,200 in polished brass.

    From Urban Archaeology

    Golden Orb chandelier from Richard Scofield Historic Lighting

    Arms Encircling

    Based on a French original from the early 1800s, the Golden Orb chandelier is finished with 22-karat gold on the wood turning. The six-arm light with beeswax candle sleeves is 24″ wide x 13″ high. An electric version retails for $1,750.

    From Richard Scofield Historic Lighting

    Solace double light from Showhouse Lighting

    Deco in Chrome

    Designed to coordinate with matching bath fittings, the Solace double light in chrome bears more than a passing resemblance to 1930s Art Deco tube light fixtures. Quick-connect wiring provides ease of installation. The fixture sells for $228.10.

    From From Showhouse Lighting, (800) 289-6636, moen.com

    Chelsea chandelier from King's Chandelier

    Crystal by Gaslight

    The Chelsea is made with exquisite Victorian detailing of solid hand-polished brass and European crystal. It measures 20″ x 23″ and is available with either candles or gas shades. As shown, the North Carolina-made fixture is $995.

    From King’s Chandelier

    Candle chandelier from Authentic Designs

    Upright Candle Light

    This unusual four-light fixture in a special pewter finish offers realistic wax candle sleeves. It measures 17½” high x 14″ in diameter. All lights are built one at a time. As shown, the chandelier is $392.78.

    From Authentic Designs Colonial Lighting

    Lighting for a Lifetime

    These Arts & Crafts-style lamps combine Amish craftsmanship with long-life LED technology. Available in both table and floor models, the lights come with a choice of shades and can be customized with dimmers. A table lamp retails for about $695.

    From Talisman Lighting, (704) 780-4434, talismanlighting.com

    Published in: Old-House Interiors January/February 2011

    { 3 comments }

    mike fordham November 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I love the Solace double light in chrome.
    unfortunately the website leads to a dead link and the phone # is for Moen and the reps claim they do not carry tube light fixtures.
    Anyone know where i can find this fixture?
    Thank you!!

    Lori Viator November 16, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Showhouse Lighting is actually a division of the Moen company, and that’s the number they gave us to use when we featured their Solace Light in the February 2011 issue of Old-House Interiors.
    It’s true that this web address doesn’t seem to work now, perhaps you could try http://www.moen.com instead. I was still able to find this product for sale online by several companies. The Moen product number is YB9963.
    Hope this information helps!
    Lori Viator | Assistant Editor
    Home Buyer Publications, a division of Active Interest Media
    Old-House Interiors | Arts & Crafts Homes | Early Homes

    Mike Fordham November 22, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you Lori!!



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