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Lanterns For Sale
Mid-20th Century Glazed Terracotta Lantern
Located in Chicago, IL
A groovy mid-20th century American terracotta lantern with the best green and yellow splatter glaze, a cylindrical raw silk shade, and a chunky wood pull chain. Electrified for US. A...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Terracotta

Pair of Hammered and Pierced Arabesque Lanterns, Sold Individually
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1940s hammered and pierced middle eastern lanterns. Sold individually. Measurements: Drop: 47" (adjustable) Diameter: 15.5"
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1940s Vintage Lanterns

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Metal

Scandinavian Modern Wood Veneer Shade with Brushed Brass Stand
Located in Bend, OR
This Scandinavian Modern wood veneer side light is a small Mid-Century Modern table lamp used as a luxury light for bar or side table, alcove or bedside lighting. This organic modern...
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2010s American Organic Modern Lanterns

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Brass, Steel, Nickel

Japanese Lovely Old Grapes Garden Lighting Lantern
Located in South Burlington, VT
Unusual find- A first in this style with a hard to find motif Grapes galore. Japan, this handsome quality old "Grapes" motif tea garden lantern is a handsome design of an old Amer...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Lanterns

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Iron

Japanese Round Portal Garden Lighting Lantern
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
Japanese round portal garden lantern with large overhanging roof line Height to top of lantern 11" To top of loop 13".
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Mid-20th Century Lanterns

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Iron

Rattan Bamboo and Wicker Pagoda Pendant or Hanging Light, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Bamboo Rattan and Wicker wire pagoda shaped pendant or chandelier, France, 1960s. This midcentury suspension lamp features a wicker weave conical lampshade with bamboo vertical cane...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

Materials

Wire

Tole and Glass French Lanterns
Located in Houston, TX
Tole and glass French lanterns dating to the 19th century. Heavy iron frame. Remnants of bluish-verdigris paint. Original wavy glass panels. Newly-wired for use within the USA with f...
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1880s French French Provincial Antique Lanterns

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Brass, Iron, Tin

Classical Cast Bronze Lantern, France, 2018
Located in New York, NY
Classical cage-style lantern in polished bronze featuring a central floral-form cluster with 13 Halogen sockets. Custom sizes and finishes available. Height body: 49” (addtl c...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Lanterns

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Bronze

Art Deco White Milk Chandelier, Pendant or Lantern in Dome Shape
Located in Plainview, NY
A stunning Art Deco style dome form milk glass white chandelier or lantern. Having individual panes, possessing an open door pane leading to a double recently wired setting housing o...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Lanterns

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Glass

Pair of Exceptional Yacht Cabin Lanterns by Davey & Co.
Located in Norwell, MA
Pair of top quality Davey & Co. ships lanterns. With arched and vented tops, carry handles, beveled glass, hinged doors, burners, etc. Fitted with makers badges reading "Davey & Comp...
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Early 1900s British Antique Lanterns

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Brass

Italian Art Deco Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Vienna, AT
Sculptural Italian Art Deco chandelier from the 1930s - a design that has been attributed to Gio Ponti and Pietro Chiesa. Dark patinated copper hardware with a multi-tiered glass cen...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Lanterns

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Brass, Copper

Pair of Early 20th Century French Glass Hanging Lanterns
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Pair of early 20th century french glass hanging lanterns circa 1920. Delicate etched pattern along the bulbous organic shaped glass. Linked by 3 chains to the cut glass ceiling mo...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Lanterns

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Metal

Single Vintage Six Sides Brass and Copper Hanging Lantern
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Artistically made vintage hand crafted solid brass and copper lantern with two 60/watt light , seeded acrylic glass like at all sides, with beautiful original weathered turquoise-gre...
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1970s American Vintage Lanterns

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Brass, Copper

Moroccan Moorish Metal Lantern with Multicolor Glass
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan metal lantern with multicolor glass. Large glass Moroccan lantern with Moorish design. Elegant Impressive intricate pierced metal and glass Moroccan Lantern, 29 inches tall ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moorish Lanterns

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Metal

Mediterranean Wrought Iron Caged Blown Amber Glass Chandelier, Murano Art Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mediterranean wrought iron caged blown amber glass chandelier, murano art glass. Exceptional caged glass chandelier. Gorgeous wrought iron work. Rare Empire “inverted bell’ form. 1 b...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Wrought Iron

Danish Suspension Chandelier, 1960s, Colored Glass and Teak
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare colourful Danish glass and teak chandelier by Holmegaard, 1960s. Three blown glass cones of different color are suspended from a 'floating' teak bar. Each cone has one E27 socke...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Blown Glass, Teak

Pair of Gold Toned Ribbed Glass Lanterns
Located in New York, NY
Pair of vintage rich ribbed glass lamps by Angelo Mangiarotti with central oculus lens, adaptively reconfigured as lanterns in our workshops, with newly made polished brass or nickel...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

Materials

Glass

Estate Bronze Hexagonal Shaped Hall Lantern, Circa 1930's
Located in New Orleans, LA
Estate bronze hexagonal shaped hall lantern, Circa 1930's.
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Early 20th Century Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

One of ... Beautiful German Sculptural Bubble Brass Tube Ceiling Pendant Light
Located in Berlin, DE
One of ... beautiful solid raw brass bubble and iron tube pendant light by miiss Studio, The overall height can be customized. Germany Lamp sockets: One E27 (US E26).    
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21st Century and Contemporary German Minimalist Lanterns

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Iron, Brass

Antique French Wrought Iron Lantern with Leaded Glass
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique French lantern with colored leaded glass. This wrought iron with stained glass lantern dates from the Early 20th century. The iron frame has a black painted finish, beaut...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Lanterns

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Wrought Iron

Mamounia Moorish Glass Lantern
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large Moroccan Mamounia glass lantern with Moorish design. Elegant Impressive intricate pierced metal and glass Moroccan lantern. Large 29 inches tall with clear, blue, green, red an...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Lanterns

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Metal

Eight Vintage Black-Painted Hexagonal Street Lanterns
Located in Houston, TX
Eight vintage black-painted hexagonal street lanterns from the South of France. Sold unwired, but may be wired for electricity or fitted for use with gas for an additional cost.
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Lanterns

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Metal

Hand Blown Glass Pendant, Clear Glass, Cuishe, Agave Lighting Collection
By l'aviva home
Located in New York, NY
This collection is inspired by the distinctive shape and character of the piña, the heart of the agave plant, from which mezcal is made. Each lamp is individually and expertly coaxed...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Lanterns

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Glass

Italian Midcentury Brass and Glass Pendant Lamp or Lantern, 1970s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous lantern or pendant lamp from the late Italian midcentury, made during the 1960s-1970s. The pendant lamp is made of transparent glass, the golden details are made of brass, ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Brass

Contemporary Bespoke Italian Monumental Murano Glass Antique Brass Open Lantern
Located in New York, NY
A modern creation by Cosulich Interiors & Antiques with an Art Deco flair, entirely hand made in Italy. This exclusive item is customizable in sizes and finishes. The light and open ...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

Italian Naturalistic Lantern Chandelier 1970s Bamboo Brass Gold Crespi style
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian Naturalistic Lantern Chandelier 1970s Bamboo Brass Gold Crespi style
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

Materials

Brass

1980s NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel Lantern Pendant Light with Hexagon Concave Glass
Located in New York, NY
1980s brass frame hexagon lantern pendant light with concave glass. From the vestibules of suites in the towers of the NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Waldorf Astoria authenticity card in...
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1980s Vintage Lanterns

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Brass

Early 20th Century Art Deco Large Modernist Bronze Pedestal Pendants Lanterns
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A striking trio (two sold) of unusual cast bronze pendants, the central column has six arms that contain the elongated filament bulbs with collars at either end. The pendants have ...
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Early 20th Century English Lanterns

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Bronze

Fine Venetian Murano Pendant Light with Mouth Blown Blue Colored Glass in Frame
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful color and practical size Italian fixture with mouth blown glass in a metal frame. If you are looking for a rare and stylish Murano light fixture to grace your home then t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Iron

Moroccan Moorish Gilt Metal and Glass Candle Lantern
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Handcrafted small Moroccan gilt metal glass lantern or Moorish pendant. Multi-color molded glass in green, lavender, blue and clear. Hurricane candle lamp handmade in Marrakech, vint...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Lanterns

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Metal

Early 20th Century Pair of Small Modernist Bronze Pedestal Pendants Lanterns
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A striking pair of unusual cast bronze pendants, the central column has four arms that contain the elongated filament bulbs with collars at either end. The pendants have new t30 ...
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Early 20th Century English Lanterns

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Bronze

French Art Deco Pendant, 1930s, Satin Glass and Nickel
Located in Vienna, AT
Fine French Art Deco pendant from the 1930s. Nickeled hardware and a geometric shaped glass diffuser with a satin etched finish. Good original condition with patina on the hardware. ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Lanterns

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Nickel

Pair of Midcentury Italian Opaline Glass and Burnished Brass Pendant, 1950-1959
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Pair of Italian hand blown opaline globe pendants, burnished brass in bronze looking mounts, chain and canopy, 1950-1959. With a single brass and porcelain Edison E-27 light socket f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large Outdoor Lanterns, Metal & White Glass, Early 20th Century, France
Located in London, GB
Pair of large outdoor lanterns in zinc plated metal and white glass are early 20th century French. The plating has a nice original patina. They originated from a castle to the south...
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Early 19th Century Antique Lanterns

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Zinc

Outstanding French Dore Bronze Filigree Louis XV Lantern Chandelier Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
An outstanding French dore bronze filigree Louis XV style lantern chandelier with 4 candelabra lights on the interior. In the manner and quality of François Linke.
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Lanterns

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Bronze

Italian Vintage Crystal Chandelier or Lantern with Bronze Frame, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous vintage midcentury chandelier or lantern with beautiful work of crystal beads and glasses on brass / bronze lamp frame. Original from the midcentury, made in Italy, 1950s. ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Set of Large English Wall Lanterns, Sold Per Pair
Located in New York, NY
Pair of four large English circa 1920s patinated bronze wall-mounted indoor or outdoor wall lanterns with four interior lights and clear glass panels. Sold in pairs. Measurements:...
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1920s English Vintage Lanterns

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Bronze

19th Century Italian Painted Tole Lantern
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorative 19th century Italian painted tole lantern. Glass globe contains 3 lights and features scrolling leaves and flowers. Nice!
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19th Century Italian Antique Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Pair of French Art Deco Degué Style Pate de Verre Glass Wall Sconce, Paris 1920s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely pair of Art Deco wall sconces in Degué style with beautiful pâte de verre glass tulips, brass-mounted, France, early 1920s. Each sconce with one E14 screw light bulb socket...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Lanterns

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Brass

Max Ingrand Pendant, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Classic Max Ingrand drop-shaped pendant model 2259 for Fontana Arte, 1960s. Thick partially frosted glass on Minimalist patinated brass hardware. One brass E14 socket with new wiring...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Brass

1910s Arts & Crafts Copper Foyer Pendant Lantern with Textured Glass
Located in New York, NY
1910s Arts & Crafts copper pendant lantern with hand hammered details and textured glass commonly used in a foyer or small area. This is missing two small finials at the bottom. Pict...
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1910s American Arts and Crafts Vintage Lanterns

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Copper

Japanese Pair Old Vintage Crowing Roosters Lighting Lanterns
Located in South Burlington, VT
Crowing Rooster lanterns Pair (2)- Original Hand Painted Condition. Beautiful brilliant color examples. First pair in original paint we have seen. From our recent Japanese American...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Lanterns

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Iron

Italian Carved Parcel-Gilt Lantern
Located in Port Chester, NY
Italian Rococo style carved painted and gilded hall lantern with carved shells, acanthus leaves, and berries.
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Late 20th Century European Rococo Lanterns

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Wood

Georgian Bronzed Lantern
Located in Port Chester, NY
A traditional three-light English George II style hall lantern with a pagoda form crown, anthemion and scrollwork decoration above the hexagonal tapered frame with a reticulated uppe...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Georgian Lanterns

Materials

Brass

French Belle Époque Gilt Bronze, Patinated Bronze Ten-Light Cherub Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and rare French Belle Époque gilt bronze and ebonized-patinated bronze ten-light figural chandelier, with three winged cherubs, each holding a flame light with beaded gla...
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Early 1900s French Belle Époque Antique Lanterns

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Bronze

Japanese Koi Fish Brass Garden Candle Tea Lantern Sculpture
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3-435 Japanese brass Koi fish garden candle lantern sculpture Can be place flat or hung by loop on top.   
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1960s Japanese Vintage Lanterns

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Brass

Pair of Black Metal Neoclassical Lanterns with Palm Frond Tops
Located in Essex, MA
Black metal lantern chandeliers, pair, measures: Height 32", diameter 25". A pair of black metal lantern form chandeliers. Each offers four candlestick form lights encased in four bl...
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Lanterns

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Iron, Tin

Midcentury Italian Opaline Glass and Burnisheds Brass Pendant, 1950-1959
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Italian hand blown opaline globe pendants, burnished brass in bronze looking mounts, chain and canopy, 1950-1959. European wiring with a single brass and porcelain Edison E-27 light ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Lanterns

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Brass

Pair of American Brass Double Stacked Maritime Beacons Mounted on Bases. C. 1880
By Lovell Manufacturing Company
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of American brass double stacked maritime beacons with carrying handles, makers stamps, original red and blue 360 degree Fresnel lenses, and mounted on square bases. Manufacture...
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1880s American American Craftsman Antique Lanterns

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Brass

Set of Middle Eastern Lanterns, Sold Individually
Located in New York, NY
A set of three circa 1950s Middle Eastern hammered and pierced lanterns with original patina. Sold individually. Measurements: Height 18" Diameter 6".
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1950s Turkish Vintage Lanterns

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Metal

Moroccan Metal and Clear Glass Candle Lantern
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Handcrafted Moroccan clear glass lantern in octagonal shape adorned with hand-cut metal Moorish filigree designs. Hurricane candle lamp open metal work design with clear glass. There...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moorish Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Small Italian Black Metal Lantern with Large Leaves
Located in Stamford, CT
Old new stock small black metal lantern with large leaves. Three lanterns are available. No wiring.
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1970s Italian Vintage Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Pair of White Rose and Gold Gilt Italian Tole Table Lamps Lanterns
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely pair of vintage white rose with gold gilt table lamps lanterns. These will be newly wired prior to shipping. Both lamps have the metal made in Italy tag on them. The roses may...
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1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Lanterns

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Metal

Vintage Moroccan Moorish Glass Lantern or Pendant
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan Moorish Metal and Glass Candle Lantern Handcrafted small Moroccan glass lantern or Moorish pendant. Multi-color molded glass in green, lavender, blue and clear. Hurr...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Lanterns

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Metal

Pair of Lamps by Preben Dahl
Located in Manchester, MA
This incredible pair of Danish modern light fixtures was designed by Preben Dahl for Hans Følsgaard. They are of high quality in weight and execution. The metal pieces are lined up i...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Metal

French Montgolfier Gilt Bronze and Etched Glass Balloon Hall Chandelier, C. 1860
Located in Charleston, SC
French Montgolfier gilt bronze and frosted etched glass balloon hanging hall chandelier with centered woven floral and ribbon basket, cascading netting, four exterior bamboo scrolled...
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1860s French Louis Philippe Antique Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

Murano Midcentury Blown Glass White and Black Italian Lanterns, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Precious pair of blown Murano glass lanterns, its colors are unique ranging from white to black. They are very elegant and refined objects, they can be placed in several places in th...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Blown Glass

Spanish Wrought Iron - Exterior Arm Mount Lantern, Grey
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Our De La Guerra lantern has Mediterranean style precedence with historic profiles and contemporized geometric lines. A striking fixture during the day but even more so at night when...
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2010s American Spanish Colonial Lanterns

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Wrought Iron

Vintage, New and Antique Lanterns

Whether you’re in search of a functional fixture to help illuminate a room or just a minimalist ornamental touch, the choice of lighting is important. Selecting the perfect vintage, new or antique lanterns can transform an otherwise monotonous space in your home.

In the 1700s, lanterns became widely popular when accessibility broadened for whale oil, as fuel for lamps was one of its earliest uses. Lantern design evolved considerably during the mid- to late 19th century, when a powerful, adaptable fuel came into play: kerosene. Portable and immediately sought after, kerosene lamps were traditionally surrounded by a glass globe or tube that sat on a metal frame to protect the flame from spreading or extinguishing. (While reproductions abound, antique kerosene lanterns have since become collector's items.)

Later, in 1862, John H. Irwin created coil oil lamps, which were designed for coal oils as well as kerosene and lessened the risk of fire. They required plentiful oxygen to remain lit, and with refinements, the lamps could be used indoors. Lanterns increasingly came to be part of commercial spaces such as museums and theaters, and over time, lighting artisans worked to refine and perfect these innovative fixtures so that they weren’t only practical but also elegant, sophisticated additions to home decor.

Antiques inject a touch of classical chic into any space. With the right lantern, you could also deepen the impact of the collection of vases and vessels, sculptures or other decorative objects in a living room or dining room. It’s essential to find a balance between utility and aesthetics when choosing the perfect vintage–style lantern for your space, and the right lighting decisions can determine the underlying mood of a room as well as enhance the choices you’ve made for your home’s decor. While old-time charm is something to be cherished, there is lots to love in modern lanterns from today’s top furniture designers.

On 1stDibs, search by creator to find lanterns crafted by the likes of Woka Lamps, Barovier & Toso and Material Lust or browse the collection by style. From today’s standouts to mid-century modern classics to Art Deco–era innovations, find the best vintage, new or antique lantern for you now.