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Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut-Glass Hall Lantern
Located in New York, NY
A late 19th century gilt bronze and cut-glass hall lantern With male and female masks along the top, the base with a crystal etched dome. Two interior lights.  
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

French Empire Caryatids Fire Gilded Bronze Cut Glass 4-Light Lantern Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Beautiful pair of antique large French Empire cast bronze lanterns. Fire gilded solid heavy bronze and cut glass shade with four-light. Measures: Diameter 12 in/ 30 cm Height 32 in/ ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Aldus, Candle Lantern, Italy, 2013
By Aldus
Located in New York, NY
Gilt bronze and onyx candle lantern. Edition of 100. The bronze base of each lantern in the edition is inscribed with a phrase in Latin. These phrases together form an excerpt of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Candle Holders

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Onyx, Bronze

  • Aldus, Candle Lantern, Italy, 2013
  • Aldus, Candle Lantern, Italy, 2013
  • Aldus, Candle Lantern, Italy, 2013
  • Aldus, Candle Lantern, Italy, 2013
H 18 in. W 14.5 in. D 8.75 in.
Aldus, Bronze and Onyx Candle Lantern, Italy, 2013
By Aldus
Located in New York, NY
Gilt bronze and onyx candle lantern. Edition of 100. The bronze base of each lantern in the edition is inscribed with a phrase in Latin. These phrases together form an excerpt of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Candle Holders

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

Light Fixture and Paper Lantern by Andrew Stansell
By Andrew Stansell
Located in Chicago, IL
Light fixture and paper lantern by Andrew Stansell, intersect - a Japanese paper and steel armature structural light fixture, lantern. Can be used as a table top, lighted piece or pe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Paper

Lalique Ginkgo Lantern Crystal and Brushed Nickel Ceiling Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Lalique and Delisle present Ginkgo, a lighting collection combining the haute couture know-how of the master of crystal with the master of bronze and iron art. This alliance reviv...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Large Lantern Form Pendant Cylindrical Glass Shade by Limburg, Germany, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Brass pendant fixture with cylindrical glass shade design by Limburg, Germany, 1960s Heavy quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready to use. The fixture re...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of Midcentury Pendant Lights Opaque Molded Plastic Lanterns c1950-60
Located in FR
Pair of midcentury pendant lights opaque molded plastic lanterns, circa 1950-1960 Unusual diamond lozenge opaque Lucite Black plastic trim The drop can be adjusted In good vintage co...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Plastic

Fine Pair Doré Etched Bow Bronze Louis XVI Lantern Fixtures Curved Glass Panels
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
An elegant pair of doré bronze five-light lanterns with etched ribbed bronze trim on top and bottom of the lanterns are fluted reed trim with cross bows around a curved glass panel a...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco French Bronze Molded Glass Hall Lantern, 1930s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely four-sided solid bronze lantern with molded glass panels, France, 1930-1939. One single brass and porcelain Edison E-27 light socket for a large sized bulb. Overall height...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Lanterns

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Bronze

French Art Deco Bronze Cut Glass Six-Sided Lantern, Hall Pendant
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely French Art Deco period bronze hall lantern with cut-glass panels, bronze beautifully decorated, six glass panels with a cut star design. The lantern is in very good, conditi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Lanterns

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Bronze

French Art Deco Bronze Cut Glass Six-Sided Lantern, Hall Pendant
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely French Art Deco period bronze hall lantern with cut-glass panels, bronze beautifully decorated, six glass panels with a cut star design. The lantern is in very good, conditi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Lanterns

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Bronze

Frosted Clear Glass Bell Jar Hall Lantern
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Anglo-Indian glass 7" diameter bell jar clear frosted hand blown glass lantern with floral etching with brass dark metal fittings . Frosted glass etched with floral design Great to u...
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20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Murano Glass Lantern
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Lantern made in Murano glass. Gilding design on the arm and on the top of the arm.  
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Elegant Murano Glass Lantern
  • Elegant Murano Glass Lantern
  • Elegant Murano Glass Lantern
  • Elegant Murano Glass Lantern
H 39.38 in. Dm 21.66 in.
Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Lustermanchen Sculpture Chandelier W. Lantern Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and hand carved, beer serving landlord chandelier with real ibex horns. If you are looking for a decorative light fixture for a bar, pub, tavern, restaurant, mancave or lodge t...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Black Forest Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Liberty Pendants or Lanterns by Ercole Barovier, 1940s
By Ercole Barovier
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant pair of liberty brass-mounted pendants by Ercole Barovier, 1940s. Each with three precious Murano glass leaves centered by a hand blown elegant cup. One E27 light bulb suit...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Midcentury French Brass and Opaline Lantern Sconce Wall Light 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant 1950s midcentury wall lamp / light fixture was designed and manufactured in France in the style of Maison Lunel. The wall light is made of brass and has got a white o...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

All Original Arts & Crafts Lantern Shape Pendant with Opalescent Blue Glass
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning little Arts & Crafts pendant. If you are looking for the ideal pendant to light up your entrance, restroom or small bedroom than this beauty could be perfect for you. This ...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Moroccan Moorish Handmade Metal Ceiling Pendant Lantern in Red and White Glass
Located in Coimbra, PT
Antique handcrafted Moroccan ceiling lamp or light Measures: Diameter 9,5 in/ 24 cm Height 29.5 in (chain 11.9 in)/ 75 cm (chain 30 cm) Weight 4 lb/ 2 Kg 1 light bulb (E27) good work...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

French Art Nouveau Art Deco Gilded Amber Beaded Glass Fringe Chandelier, Lantern
Located in Coimbra, PT
Beautiful antique French Art Nouveau Art Deco gilded bronze lanterns and amber beaded glass straw fringe, 2 tiers. Measures: Depth 8.7 in /22 cm Width 8.7 in /22 cm Diagonal 12 in/ 3...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

All Original Arts & Crafts Lantern Shape Pendant with Warm Color Amber Glass
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning little Arts & Crafts pendant. If you are looking for the ideal pendant to light up your entrance, restroom or small bedroom than this beauty could be perfect for you. This ...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Rare, Midcentury Made Brass and Glass Ship Pendant Light / Storm Lantern Design
Located in Lisse, NL
Great looking, 1950s design pendant. If you are looking for a stylish and handcrafted midcentury chandelier then this rare design could be flying your way soon. The mouthblown glass...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Hand Blown Glass in Wrought Iron Frame Pendant or Lantern, Venice, Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely vintage Venetian hand blown clear glass in wrought iron frame pendant or lantern, Italy, 1930s. This pendant is for indoor and outdoor use. One E27 light socket for a large...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron, Metal

Rare Early 20th Century Brass & Orange Glass Ships Model Lantern Pendant Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare ships lantern inspired light fixture with original round glass If you are looking for a stylish Arts & Crafts pendant to create a warm atmosphere in your entrance, in your bedr...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Versailles Hall Lantern
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine and decorative "Versailles" hall lantern. Hand beveled crystal panels. France, circa 1910. 3-lights. Dimensions: H 22" D 11". CW4694.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XIV Lanterns

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Crystal, Bronze

  • Versailles Hall Lantern
  • Versailles Hall Lantern
  • Versailles Hall Lantern
  • Versailles Hall Lantern
H 22 in. Dm 11 in.
Brass Hall Lanterns
Located in New York, NY
Each octagonal shaped lantern with alternating glass plates and concave glass plates set into a stylize brass frame with an interior cluster of 4-light.
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Antique 19th Century Lanterns

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Brass

  • Brass Hall Lanterns
  • Brass Hall Lanterns
  • Brass Hall Lanterns
  • Brass Hall Lanterns
H 24 in. Dm 12 in.
French Hexagonal Hall Lantern
Located in Port Chester, NY
French bronze hexagonal three-light hall lantern with a putti figure holding the central light cluster.
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Antique Early 1900s European Louis XVI Lanterns

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Brass

  • French Hexagonal Hall Lantern
  • French Hexagonal Hall Lantern
  • French Hexagonal Hall Lantern
  • French Hexagonal Hall Lantern
H 31 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Georgian Round Hall Lantern
Located in Port Chester, NY
The large English Georgian brass round hall lantern typifies the traditional English style. With the scroll arm supports to the top, above a round frame with egg and dart molded edge...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Georgian Lanterns

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Brass

  • Georgian Round Hall Lantern
  • Georgian Round Hall Lantern
  • Georgian Round Hall Lantern
  • Georgian Round Hall Lantern
H 41.75 in. W 20.25 in. D 20.25 in.
Wrought Iron Hall Lantern
Located in Essex, MA
Great quality and size with nicely detailed metalwork. Electrified with four lights , glass paneled sides.
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Antique Late 19th Century European Renaissance Revival Lanterns

Materials

Wrought Iron

  • Wrought Iron Hall Lantern
  • Wrought Iron Hall Lantern
  • Wrought Iron Hall Lantern
  • Wrought Iron Hall Lantern
H 48 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
Italian Tole Hall Lantern
Located in Port Chester, NY
Italian hexagonal iron and gilded 6-light lantern with door and embossed open corona and various tole leaf decoration. Newly wired.
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Antique Early 1900s European Renaissance Lanterns

Materials

Metal

  • Italian Tole Hall Lantern
  • Italian Tole Hall Lantern
  • Italian Tole Hall Lantern
  • Italian Tole Hall Lantern
H 39 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
French Bronze Hexagonal Hall Lantern
Located in New Orleans, LA
French bronze hexagonal hall lantern.
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Mid-20th Century French Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

Antique Bronze Hall Lantern,France
Located in Antwerp, BE
A French gilded bronze antique hall lantern, the brass bulbous candle sconces, surrounded by four sectional circular decorative embellishments faceted leave filigree details decorati...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

  • Antique Bronze Hall Lantern,France
  • Antique Bronze Hall Lantern,France
  • Antique Bronze Hall Lantern,France
  • Antique Bronze Hall Lantern,France
H 46.86 in. Dm 16.54 in.
English Brass Vintage Hall Lantern
Located in Locust Valley, NY
English brass vintage hall lantern in hexagonal shape with small palm details above and finials below with three lights.
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20th Century English Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Louis XVI Bronze Hall Lantern
Located in Port Chester, NY
A fine French Louis XVI gilt bronze three arm hall lantern with serpentine sides, bronze swags, flame urn for finials, acorns, and acanthus leaf decorations.
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

  • Louis XVI Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Louis XVI Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Louis XVI Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Louis XVI Bronze Hall Lantern
H 43 in. W 26 in. D 26 in.
Large Antique Giltwood Hall Lantern
Located in London, GB
A stunning carved and gilt gesso hall lantern, in the Louis XVI neoclassical style. France, late 19th century. Dimensions: Height 33.5 in / 85 cm Width 13.75 in / 35 cm Wh...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Giltwood

  • Large Antique Giltwood Hall Lantern
  • Large Antique Giltwood Hall Lantern
  • Large Antique Giltwood Hall Lantern
  • Large Antique Giltwood Hall Lantern
H 33.5 in. W 13.75 in. D 13.75 in.
Estate Silvered Bronze Hall Lantern
Located in New Orleans, LA
Estate silvered bronze hall lantern. LAN015.
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Mid-20th Century Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

  • Estate Silvered Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Estate Silvered Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Estate Silvered Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Estate Silvered Bronze Hall Lantern
H 26.5 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
Regency Style Brass Hall Lantern
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality Regency style brass hall lantern, having ribbon and beaded swag decoration. Bowed glass panels with acorn finials.
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Early 20th Century Lanterns

  • Regency Style Brass Hall Lantern
  • Regency Style Brass Hall Lantern
  • Regency Style Brass Hall Lantern
  • Regency Style Brass Hall Lantern
H 27.56 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Victorian Stained Glass Hall Lantern
Located in Cheshire, GB
Late 19th century brass hexagonal hall lantern with stained and leaded glass panels. The lantern has been rewired. Dimensions: Height 30.5 inches Width 10 inches Depth 10 inches.
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Lanterns

Materials

Brass

  • Victorian Stained Glass Hall Lantern
  • Victorian Stained Glass Hall Lantern
  • Victorian Stained Glass Hall Lantern
  • Victorian Stained Glass Hall Lantern
H 30.5 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
Regency Style Hexagonal Hall Lantern
Located in London, GB
A regency style glazed brass hexagonal hall lantern, with glass canopy and 3 internal lights. The lower ring has provision for three up-lights.
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Mid-20th Century English Regency Lanterns

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Brass

  • Regency Style Hexagonal Hall Lantern
  • Regency Style Hexagonal Hall Lantern
  • Regency Style Hexagonal Hall Lantern
  • Regency Style Hexagonal Hall Lantern
H 22 in. W 11.5 in. D 11.5 in.
Regency Style Brass Hall Lantern
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality Regency style brass hall lantern, having bowed glass panels swag and ribbon decoration and a four branch sconce within.
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20th Century English Regency Lanterns

Materials

Brass

  • Regency Style Brass Hall Lantern
  • Regency Style Brass Hall Lantern
  • Regency Style Brass Hall Lantern
  • Regency Style Brass Hall Lantern
H 37.01 in. Dm 18.12 in.
Georgian Round Hall Lantern, Nickel
Located in Port Chester, NY
The large English Georgian brass round hall lantern typifies the traditional English style. With the scroll arm supports to the top, above a round frame with egg and dart molded edge...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Georgian Lanterns

Materials

Brass

  • Georgian Round Hall Lantern, Nickel
  • Georgian Round Hall Lantern, Nickel
  • Georgian Round Hall Lantern, Nickel
  • Georgian Round Hall Lantern, Nickel
H 41.75 in. W 20.25 in. D 20.25 in.
English Iron Cylindrical Hall Lantern
Located in Stamford, CT
Six-light English iron hall lantern with textured glass, circa 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s English Lanterns

Materials

Iron

Regency Period Hexagonal Hall Lantern
Located in Steyning, West sussex
The brass lacquered fram surmounted with six flower head finials and corresponding leaf finials to the upper gallery the centre unusually mounted with the original colza oil burner s...
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Antique 1820s English Regency Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Italian Painted Tole Hall Lantern
Located in Essex, MA
Green leaf form with red flower heads. Electrified. No glass.
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Rococo Lanterns

Materials

Tin

Large Polished Brass European Hall Lantern
Located in New Orleans, LA
Large polished brass European hall lantern.
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Late 20th Century French Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Large Solid Brass Neoclassic Hall Lantern
Located in New Orleans, LA
Unusually large size solid brass neoclassic hall lantern. LAN002.
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Mid-20th Century Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Copper and Brass Hexagonal Hall Lantern
Located in London, GB
A slender 3 1/2 foot glazed hexagonal copper and brass hall lantern. With door for access to change the light bulb. Wired for electricity.
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Mid-20th Century English Lanterns

Materials

Brass, Copper

Antique Gothic Gilt Bronze Hall Lantern
Located in Lymington, GB
A 19th century Gothic gilt-bronze hall lantern. English, George IV period, circa 1820-1830. In superb condition. Later adapted with a 3-way center and wiring. A very smart Georgian...
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Antique 19th Century English Gothic Lanterns

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Bronze

  • Antique Gothic Gilt Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Antique Gothic Gilt Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Antique Gothic Gilt Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Antique Gothic Gilt Bronze Hall Lantern
H 27.17 in. W 12.21 in. D 12.21 in.
19th Century Brass Hall Lantern
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality French, late 19th century brass hall lantern, having swag and tassel decoration, fluted columns and a gallery to the base. Bowed glass panels and a three branch sconce...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Lanterns

Materials

Brass

  • 19th Century Brass Hall Lantern
  • 19th Century Brass Hall Lantern
  • 19th Century Brass Hall Lantern
  • 19th Century Brass Hall Lantern
H 31.5 in. Dm 16.93 in.
Cylindrical Brass Hall Lantern, with 3 Lights
Located in London, GB
A fine quality 1950s glazed cylindrical brass hall lantern, with 3 internal lights. Re-wired.
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Mid-20th Century English Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Brass Hanging Hall Lantern, Circa 1910
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A brass hanging hall lantern, circa 1910, a brass and etched hanging lamp, cylindrical form with four knobs adjustable mounts and foliate-etched in perfect condition. The hanging lan...
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Early 20th Century American American Colonial Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Large Brass Regency Style Hall Lantern
Located in New York, NY
Of hexagonal form with anthemion decoration, with four-light.
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20th Century European Regency Lanterns

Materials

Brass

  • Large Brass Regency Style Hall Lantern
  • Large Brass Regency Style Hall Lantern
  • Large Brass Regency Style Hall Lantern
  • Large Brass Regency Style Hall Lantern
H 38.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Moroccan Black Painted Tole Hall Lantern
Located in Essex, MA
Rewired. Removed from Pineapple Hill, Summer house of Henry Forbes Bigelow. Beverly Mass.
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Antique 1880s Asian Arts and Crafts Lanterns

Materials

Tôle

  • Moroccan Black Painted Tole Hall Lantern
  • Moroccan Black Painted Tole Hall Lantern
  • Moroccan Black Painted Tole Hall Lantern
  • Moroccan Black Painted Tole Hall Lantern
H 24.5 in. W 11 in. D 11 in.
Rustic Brass and Glass Lantern Three-Light Hall Lantern
Located in Miami, FL
Rustic brass and glass hall lantern three light fixture. The core is made out of a brass stem, very detailed. Wired for the U.S. and uses three light bulbs 40 watts.
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Metal Brass and Glass Hall Lantern
Located in London, GB
Lacquered metal, brass and glass lantern, with original glass panels.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Lanterns

Materials

Brass

  • Metal Brass and Glass Hall Lantern
  • Metal Brass and Glass Hall Lantern
  • Metal Brass and Glass Hall Lantern
  • Metal Brass and Glass Hall Lantern
H 33.47 in. W 9.06 in. D 11.03 in.
Brass and Beveled Glass Hall Lantern
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A contemporary brass and beveled glass hall or dining room lantern/chandelier with six rectangular beveled glass framed sides supported from the top to the canopy by six scrolling ar...
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Late 20th Century American American Classical Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Late 19th Century Bronze Hall Lantern
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A well patinated bronze hall lantern of very strong construction, octagonal glazed sections to main body with "X" stretchers, the base section following the same design terminating i...
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Antique 19th Century British Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

  • Late 19th Century Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Late 19th Century Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Late 19th Century Bronze Hall Lantern
  • Late 19th Century Bronze Hall Lantern
H 29 in. W 13.5 in. D 13.5 in.
Gilt Bronze and Glass 'Versailles' Hall Lantern
Located in New York, NY
A Late 19th/Early 20th Century Gilt Bronze and Glass 'Versailles' Hall Lantern After the Versailles model, of octagonal and cage form, with a corona finial above scallop shells, fiv...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

Very Large Country House Bronze Hall Lantern
Located in Pickering, North Yorkshire
A wonderful bronze hall lantern of huge proportions. The lantern has a lovely patina and the original mottled shaped glass, it is hung from four 1m long chains that hang from a centr...
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Early 20th Century British Georgian Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Italian Wrought Iron Hall Lanterns
Located in Essex, MA
Each with trailing vine and flower heads. Single light.
Category

Antique 1890s Italian Lanterns

Materials

Wrought Iron

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Hall Lantern For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal hall lantern for your home. Each hall lantern for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. If you’re shopping for a hall lantern, we have 2244 options in-stock, while there are 115 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect hall lantern — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A hall lantern is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts styles are sought with frequency. Ercole Barovier, Glashütte Limburg and Britt Jewett each produced at least one beautiful hall lantern that is worth considering.

How Much is a Hall Lantern?

A hall lantern can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,481, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $68,000.

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