Period Lanterns

The entryway or porch light looks right when it illuminates the style antecedents of the house. Early lighting designs in copper or iron have been joined by lantern types patterned on those in French monasteries, English castles, and California’s iconic Arts & Crafts houses.

‘Austen Barn Light’ from Heritage Lanterns

AN EARLIER ERA
Similar to lanterns seen in the previous article, the ‘Austen Barn Light’ with two electric candles dates to mid-1700s England. The double roof design is from the oil-burning era. Shown in antique copper; four finish options and clear or seedy glass. UL-listed for wet locations, 16.5″ high. For early homes or vernacular outbuildings. heritagelanterns.com

‘Ashland’ from Rejuvenation

A BOLD CLASSIC
Rejuvenation’s ‘Ashland’ neoclassical wall sconce (shown with a 10″ opal ball shade) is built on order. The extra-large fixture is copied from those seen on old apartment buildings in Portland, Oregon. It’s suitable for large, classical homes, formal Italianate houses, and bold facades (such as ashlar stone). Weather-resistant aluminum with a black enamel powder-coat finish. rejuvenation.com

A lantern from the Westmoreland Series from Old California Lighting

UTTERLY ARTFUL
A favorite since its introduction, the Westmoreland Series from Old California Lighting is notable for the illuminated “cupola” on top. The tapered lantern is solid brass, available in seven hand-applied finishes and eight glass options, for wall, post, or ceiling mount. A California design perfect for bungalows and other artful homes. oldcalifornia.com

‘European Country Lantern’

OLD ENGLISH COTTAGE
With its steeply pitched roof, the ‘European Country Lantern’ has that Old English cottage look popular in the bungalow and Tudor Revival eras. As shown (8″ x 19.5″) in verdigris patina with clear seed glass; other finishes, sizes, and mounts available. Suitable for Cotswold, Shingle Style, Arts & Crafts, Storybook, and Tudor homes. brasslightgallery.com

‘Andalova Wall Bracket’


SPANISH BEAUTY
The ‘Andalova Wall Bracket’ comes in three sizes and multiple finish and glass options, for pier and ceiling mount, too. Shown 9″ x by 29″, in Old Steel with Hammered Glass. It’s an old-world Spanish design suitable for haciendas and Spanish Colonial or
Mediterranean homes. stevenhandelmanstudios.com


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