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Lanterns Portfolio

Lanterns have been a popular method of lighting for centuries. The earliest examples were “glazed” with thin sheets of horn to protect the candle from draughts and wind, in England they were known as “lanthornes”. The hanging lantern as we know it today gained popularity in the 18th century, when they were glazed with glass and became more ornate whilst retaining their practical advantages over light fittings with exposed candles.

  • K18 hexagonal lantern with smoke dish

    K18 hexagonal lantern with smoke dish

    Hexagonal brass lantern in antique bronze finish with optional glass smoke dish, wired with 3 internal candles.

    Style: Metal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 65cm - Width 30cm

  • Hexagonal 'K' brass lanterns

    Hexagonal 'K' brass lanterns

    Hexagonal brass lantern in polished brass available in 3 sizes:

    K16 - CS1918 - H62cm W38cm

    K17 - CS1916 - H60cm W33cm

    K18 - CS1827 - H55cm W30cm.

    Each with a central 3 light pendant fitting. One of the 6 glazed sides is a door with is functional for cleaning and accessing the bulbs. The metalwork can be finished in a variety of colours.

    Style: Metal Chandelier

     

  • K16 Ornate Hexagonal Lantern

    K16 Ornate Hexagonal Lantern

    Hexagonal brass lantern in English gilt finish with decorative cresting at top and bottom. Internal decorative nozzles hold 3 candles wired for electricity.

    Style: Metal Chandelier
    Dimensions: Height 67cm - Width 38cm

  • Nickel Hexagonal Lanterns

    Nickel Hexagonal Lanterns

    Our standard hexagonal lanterns are available in polished nickel in all 3 sizes:

    K16 - CS1918 - H62cm W38cm

    K17 - CS1916 - H60cm W33cm

    K18 - CS1827 - H55cm W30cm.

    Pictured is the smallest of the 3 sizes available (K18). Each with an internal 3 way pendant wired for electricity. Any of our lanterns can be coloured nickel or to any other preferred colour.

    Style: Metal Chandelier

     

  • Windsor lantern

    Windsor lantern

    A solid brass hexagonal lantern of traditional form typical of the late 18th, early 19th century featuring scrolled metalwork. Fitted with a 3 light pendant fitting. Shown in polished & lacquered finish, other finishes available.

    Dimensions: Height 93cm - Width 46cm

  • Large Windsor Lantern

    Large Windsor Lantern

    Our Windsor style lanterns are a popular design due to their traditional form typical of the late 18th, early 19th century. This solid brass hexagonal lantern features scrolled metalwork and is a larger version of our standard sized Windsor lantern. Normally they are fitted with a single tier 6 light pendant fitting, however for this particular lantern the client required a greater output to light the staircase in which it would hang, so we created a more decorative 2 tier 12 light inner pendant. In addition at the bottom of the central pendant there is a low voltage capsule lamp which has been added to act as an emergency light.

    Dimensions: Height 121cm - Width 52cm

  • Decorative Windsor Lantern

    Decorative Windsor Lantern

    A solid brass hexagonal lantern of traditional form featuring scrolled metalwork and additional top gallery featuring palmette. The normally round feet have been substituted with acorns and a bottom ‘fringe’ of cast gallery has been added to balance the design of the lantern. Fitted with a 3 light pendant fitting. Shown in gilded finish however other finishes available.

    Dimensions: Height 93cm - Width 46cm

  • Extra large circular lantern

    Extra large circular lantern

    Solid brass and glass lantern with 10 internal lights on 2 tiers. Finished in polished brass with clear lacquer.

    Dimensions: Height 160cm - Width 75cm

  • Large Round lantern

    Large Round lantern

    Large solid brass circular lantern in gold lacquered finish with 3 internal lights. Other sizes available and can be supplied in a number of metal finishes if desired.

    Dimensions: Height 78cm - Width 42cm

  • Medium Round lantern

    Medium Round lantern

    Medium solid brass circular lantern in gold lacquered finish with 3 internal lights. Other sizes produced and can be supplied in a number of metal finishes if desired.

    Dimensions: Height 61cm - Width 31cm

  • Small Round lantern

    Small Round lantern

    Small solid brass circular lantern in gold lacquered finish with 3 internal lights. Other sizes available and can be supplied in a number of metal finishes if desired.

    Dimensions: Height 54cm - Width 26cm

  • Mini Round lantern

    Mini Round lantern

    Mini solid brass circular lantern in gold lacquer finish with one internal light.

    Dimensions: Height 33cm - Width 18cm

  • Wall mounted lantern

    Wall mounted lantern

    A hexagonal wall mounted lantern is solid cast brass. Metalwork is polished brass with a clear lacquer. Wired with a single pendant bulb and can be used externally or internally.

    Dimensions: Height 73cm - Width 45cm

     

  • Indian Bell Lantern

    Indian Bell Lantern

    An Indian bell lantern with turned metal finial and glass smoke dish. The bell is suspended by 3 metal chains, all metalwork finished in “dirty brass”, wired with 3 internal lamps.

    Style: Bowl Light

    Dimensions: Height 60cm - Width 27cm

  • Decorative Hexagonal Lantern

    Decorative Hexagonal Lantern

    A decorative hexagonal solid cast brass lantern with decorative scrolls, crest and ladies head castings. In a 19th century French style it features 3 lights. Like many of our lanterns, the metalwork can be coloured to a number of finishes, this example has been gilded.

    Dimensions: To specification

  • Plain tapered lantern

    Plain tapered lantern

    A plain tapered brass lantern that has 6 internal lights. Simple decorative scrolls and crest castings. Like many of our lanterns, the metalwork can be coloured to a number of finishes.

    Dimensions: Height 112cm - Width 58cm

  • Culford Lantern

    Culford Lantern

    A large and impressive reproduction round Georgian lantern in solid brass with distressed and burnished highlight finish featuring 12 lights.
    This lantern is an exact copy of an original lantern (circa 1800) that was made for the main staircase at Culford School, Bury St. Edmonds.

    Dimensions: Height 124cm - Width 74cm

  • Hexagonal lantern

    Hexagonal lantern

    A customer found a lantern in their basement that had not been unused for many years, but it needed a lot of work. A new 3-way central pendant wired with lamp holders was made, as the original had been lost, as well as manufacturing four missing leaf scrolls and one turned finial from the base. Any unbroken panes of glass were removed so that we could chemically clean the metalwork to remove all old paint, dirt and putty. Then apply two coats of red oxide paint inside and gild exterior of lantern in pure gold leaf. Replacement flat and curved glass was sourced and fitted and original glass cleaned.

    Style: Lanterns

  • Heavy Tapered Lantern

    Heavy Tapered Lantern

    A decorative hexagonal solid cast brass lantern of tapered form with rams head decorations. Wired with a 3 way central pendant holding nylon French style candles. Photographed lantern has a gilded metalwork finish but other finishes available.

    Dimensions: Height 70cm - Width 40cm

  • Heavy Tapered Lantern Star Cut

    Heavy Tapered Lantern Star Cut

    A decorative hexagonal solid cast brass lantern of tapered form with rams head decorations and hand cut glass panes in a star shape. 3 lights and in a gilt finish – other finishes available.

    Dimensions: Height 70cm - Width 40cm

  • Circular Ramshead Lantern

    Circular Ramshead Lantern

    A circular lantern with decorative gilded castings at both the top and bottom of the lantern, as well as decorative leaf feet and rams heads in the top corners of each curved pane of glass.
    This example also features a glass smoke dish and has 6 internal lights.

    Dimensions: Height 121cm - Width 55cm