Lighting 1910 to 1930

Endlessly inventive, Teens and Twenties lighting fixtures still appeal today.

Arroyo Craftsman’s Berkley fixture.

In a deep bronze finish with amber mica shades, the Berkeley short-body ceiling light straddles Arts & Crafts movement and 1920s Storybook style. The fixture measures 16″ wide x 10 ” high. Arroyo Craftsman, (626) 960-9411,

The Arden chandelier by Old California Lighting.

Shown in the New Verde finish, the Arden chandelier is an example of the “shower fixture” popular 1910–1920. Cascading from an inverted-dome base, sockets are fitted with reproduction shades. Old California Lighting, (800) 577-6679,

Solid-brass Virginian double sconce by House of Antique Hardware.

Brass fixtures were rare in the Colonies, but 1920s Revival sconces often had a polished-brass finish.The solid-brass Virginian double sconce is 11″ tall x 10″ wide. House of Antique Hardware, (888) 223-2545,

Authentic Designs’ Monticello Federalist Table Lamp.

The Monticello Federalist Table Lamp in burnished brass adds an aluminum shade to a candelabra form. The lamp is 22″ tall x 17″ wide. Authentic Designs, (800) 844-9416,

Ball and Ball’s gaslight lantern.

The cast bronze lantern is based on an antique drawing. With an open-flame gas burner, it’s 27″ tall x 11″ wide. Also in pier-mount and hanging styles. Ball and Ball, (610) 363-7330,

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By Mary Ellen Polson

Mary Ellen Polson is a writer and Senior Editor for Arts & Crafts Homes, Early Homes, and Old House Journal.

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