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Large Murano Glass Pendant, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Lovely Murano glass pendant from the 1970s. Transparent glass with thousands of air bubbles of varying sizes. The rim of the frilled glass is composed of a white opaque glass border....
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Lanterns

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Chrome

Japanese Huge 1850 Antique Signed "Lotus Flower" Temple Lighting Lantern
Located in South Burlington, VT
A Rare Signed Treasure Lighting Lantern ?? "Jyumotsu" from Japan's Western Shining Temple ??? Saikoji, Japan, a huge and handsome antique large scale bronze temple lighting lante...
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Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Lanterns

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Bronze

Exceptional Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Palatial Eight Light Lantern
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional late 19th century gilt bronze palatial eight light lantern The large and important frame designed with a crowned top with acanthus leaves and berries, the body surr...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Lanterns

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Bronze

Pair of French, 19th Century Metal Lanterns
Located in Buisson, FR
Nice pair of metal lanterns, France, circa 1850-1900. Weathered and old repairs ( glass once replaced ) Measures: H:30-31cm W:12-13cm D:12-13cm Measurement here below of the larg...
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19th Century French French Provincial Antique Lanterns

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Iron

Brass and Beveled Glass Hexagonal Italian Chandelier After Adolf Loos, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Superb brass and bevelled glass hexagonal chandelier. This amazing pendant light was designed in Italy and inspired by the work of Adolf Loos during the 1950s. This piece is fanta...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass, Metal

Pair of Vintage Brass Square Lanterns
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of vintage brass square lanterns with four lights and shaped top, circa 1930.
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Early 20th Century Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Japanese Genuine Signed Pair Old Owl Lighting Lanterns, Hard to Find
Located in South Burlington, VT
Genuine signed Japan owl lanterns Hard to find pair (2) of Japanese owl lighting lanterns- bursting brilliant night light in all directions! This handsome quality pair (2) of Japane...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Lanterns

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Iron

21st Century Bohemian 72 Rattan and Brass Lantern Floor Lamp by Gabriella Crespi
Located in Paris, FR
In the year that Italian designer Gabriella Crespi would have turned 100, and 50 years after its initial conception, GUBI is putting the Bohemian 72 Collection into production for th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Chinese Arched Hanging Lantern, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Framed in hand-carved rosewood, this 19th-century hanging lantern casts a soft glow through frosted glass. The lantern has a square frame, with straight sides and gently arched tops ...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Brass Opaline Glass Nine-Light Chandelier in Fontana Arte Style, Italy, 1950s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Beautiful gilt brass bouquet shaped ceiling lamp with nine-light arms in the Fontana Arte style, Italy, 1950s. Elegant design with nine opaline glass ball globes. Perfect for modern ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Large Spanish Revival Octagonal Iron Scroll Lantern
Located in San Francisco, CA
A large, hanging lantern with wrought iron scrolls, c-curves, and fleur de lis in 8 panels with clear glass. Lovely details in the canopy shape, scrolling crown, cast top loop, and s...
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Early 20th Century Renaissance Revival Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass, Iron, Wrought Iron

Japan Striking Old Vintage Electrified Lighting Lantern
Located in South Burlington, VT
This handsome electrified Japanese architectural lantern with its prominent heraldic family crests of the Toyotomi Clan emblazoned on all four of its sturdy iron side panels, serves ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Lanterns

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Iron

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

Materials

Metal

Monumental French Gothic Antique Lantern Outdoor Wall Light
Located in Forney, TX
A magnificent French Gothic Revival outdoor lantern. The monumental size sconce with beautiful verdigris patina finish features a tall architectural iron cage body topped with an...
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Early 20th Century Gothic Revival Lanterns

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Iron

Fine Pair Regency Vaughan Designs English Bronze Bell Jar Blown Glass Lanterns
Located in Roslyn, NY
A fine pair of English regency style brass / bronze bell jar blown glass lantern fixtures by Vaughan Designs Each sold separately Pair is available.
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20th Century Regency Lanterns

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Brass, Bronze

Large Decorative French Hall Lantern
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large decorative French hall lantern This is a very large Hallway or Porch Lantern it has 6 sides, at the top it is decorated with Fleur des Lys The is a large and chunky piece,...
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Mid-20th Century Gothic Lanterns

Materials

Glass

Pair of Modeline Sculpted Spire Cone Shade Walnut Table Lamp, circa 1950s
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Pair of walnut wood tall table lamps by Modeline, circa late 1950s. Three sculpted walnut spines taper upward and form the crowns that adorn these spectacular lamps. The walnut arms ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

Materials

Brass

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

Vintage Black-Painted Hexagonal Street Lantern
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage black-painted hexagonal street lantern from the South of France. Newly wired for use within the USA using UL listed parts. Includes chain and canopy (listed height does not i...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Lanterns

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Brass, Steel, Tin

1980s Moroccan Iron Hanging Lantern Lamp w/ Coloured Glass
Located in Malaga, ES
Ethnic 1980s Moroccan iron hanging lantern lamp with coloured glass.
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Lanterns

Materials

Iron

Italian Midcentury Murano Glass Pendant Lights with Colorful Murrine, 1970s
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Beautiful set of two glass pendant lamps made in Italy, in the 1970s. The colorful funny pendants are made of white Murano glass with colorful Murrine glass pieces scattered across ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Pair of Danish Mega Design Table Lamps / Lanterns
Located in New York, NY
These two Danish table lanterns from the 1970's have brass frames with gold-toned lids.  
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

Materials

Brass

David Cressey and Robert Maxwell Earthgender Lantern
Located in San Diego, CA
Stoneware lantern by David Cressey and Robert Maxwell for their company, Earthgender. Glazed rings around the exterior. Rare and beautiful form. Signed on the bottom. 1970s.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

Materials

Clay

French Modern Rattan Bell Pendant Lamp / Lantern, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modern bamboo and rattan bell shaped pendant or lantern accented by Oriental Details, France, 1960s. This handcrafted ceiling lamp features a bamboo bell shaped shade wi...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

Materials

Bamboo, Cane, Rattan

French Brass Lantern, 'Part of a Set of two'
Located in London, GB
A beautiful brass and glazed lantern. Part of a set of three matching lanterns. NOW ONLY TWO AVAILABLE AS ONE SOLD. Price is for one lantern only. The six sided lantern features 4 gl...
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1920s French Vintage Lanterns

Materials

Brass

RD15 3 Arms Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
RD15 3 Arms Chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 99 x D 99 x H 53 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand blown glass globes Lamp: 3 LED 1,6W Extension Rods: 1 x 15.24, 1 x 27.9 cm, 1 x 43.2...
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2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Large Italian Handcrafted Copper and Leaded Glass Four-Light Lantern, 1930s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A large copper and leaded clear glass lantern, Mid-Century Modern and Minimalist craftsmanship, Italy, 1930-1939. Geometric design with framed glass panels with a copper frame connec...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Lanterns

Materials

Brass, Copper

Early 1900s Brass Lantern with Original Etched Cylinder Glass
Located in New York, NY
Brass cylinder shaped lantern from the early 20th century with original etched round cylinder glass shade. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA.
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Early 20th Century American Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Italian Opaline Glass and Burnished Brass Pendant, 1950-1959
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Italian hand blown opaline globe pendant, 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

Materials

Brass

Moorish Square Tole and Clear Glass Candle Lantern
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Small handcrafted Moroccan clear glass lantern adorned with open metal work Moorish filigree design. Hurricane tole candle lamp with open metal work design and clear glass. It's a pe...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moorish Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Vintage Industrial Aluminum and Brass LED Flameproof Ceiling Strip Light, White
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Korean vintage industrial Edison LED flameproof twin tube ceiling strip lighting with gloss white finish. Manufactured by Daeyang c1970 The main body is cast aluminum with steel a...
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Late 20th Century Korean Industrial Lanterns

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Aluminum, Brass

Large Glass and Gilt Bronze Hanging Hall Lantern
Located in London, GB
This hall lantern has been exquisitely crafted from glass and gilt bronze (ormolu). The piece will look wonderful placed in a grand entrance hall, living or dining room. The light it...
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20th Century French Rococo Lanterns

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Bronze, Ormolu

Wrought Iron Lantern Suspended from Wall Bracket, circa 1900
Located in Evergreen, CO
Suspended from a scrolled bracket, this wrought iron lantern features four tapered sides beneath a covered roof. Additional scrollwork over the roof adds simple elegance. No wiring. ...
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Early 20th Century European Lanterns

Materials

Wrought Iron

Moorish Handcrafted Metal Lanterns Pendants with Hand of Fatima, North Africa
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of Moroccan handcrafted metal lantern pendants. Amazing Moorish light fixtures hand-pierced with thousands of small holes to diffuse the light through. Tulip shape adorned with ...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Japanese Lucky Horse Shoe Equine Garden Lighting Lantern
Located in South Burlington, VT
First we've seen Brilliant Art Deco 1930s-1940s "Lucky Horse Shoe " Lantern Design Japan, a handsome hand wrought Art Deco period "Lucky Horse Shoe" motif lantern - the complete ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Art Deco Lanterns

Materials

Iron

French 19th Century Brass and Glass Lanterns with Hexagonal Bodies and Volutes
Located in Atlanta, GA
Two French brass lanterns from the 19th century, with hexagonal bodies and glass panels, priced and sold individually. Born in France during the politically dynamic 19th century, eac...
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19th Century French Antique Lanterns

Materials

Brass

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

English Iron and Glass Lantern
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960's English cast iron lantern with glass insets and interior lights. Measurements: Drop: 26"  Diameter: 16".
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1960s English Vintage Lanterns

Materials

Iron

Wren House Outdoor Suspension Lamp in Verdigris Copper
By Kim Light Co
Located in Glendale, CA
Wren House outdoor suspension lamp in cast bronze & verdigris copper. A newly produced authorized edition of the iconic midcentury American design executed in verdigris patinated spu...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

Materials

Bronze, Copper, Stainless Steel

1970s Beveled Glass Hexagon Lantern Pendant with Beveled Glass
Located in New York, NY
1970s hexagon shaped pendant lantern with beveled glass with brass hardware. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton. PA.
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1970s American Vintage Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Bronze "Versailles" Lantern with Beveled Glass Panels
Located in Atlanta, GA
Bronze "Versailles" lantern with beveled glass panels. 1-light France, circa 1920 Dimensions: Height 18", diameter 8 1/2" CW4614.
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1920s French Louis XV Vintage Lanterns

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Bronze

Outdoor Metal Sconce, Made in Italy
Located in Culver City, CA
Wrought iron sconce with three (3) glass panes. Made in Italy *Please Note: This fixture is made to order in Italy, and comes newly wired (eu wiring). It is not UL Listed. Standa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Lanterns

Materials

Metal

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

Hanging Lantern
By Boston and Sandwich Glass Company
Located in New York, NY
American (glass attributed to Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts), circa 1830-1840. Glass, blown, partially frosted, and wheel cut, with cast and die-rolled ...
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19th Century American Empire Antique Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Modernist Pendant Chandelier by Franco Albini in Glass and Chrome, Italy 1960's
Located in New York, NY
Franco Albini (1905–1977) Minimalist, early model adjustable-height pendant by Franco Albini, with a movable chrome-plated swing-arm and a sleek, dimpled opaline glass shade. Height...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

Materials

Chrome

American Hand-Crafted Custom "Scioto" Brass and Glass Ball Top Lantern
Located in Houston, TX
Our exclusive design, the Scioto lantern is hand-made in the United States of solid (darkened) brass construction. Four candelabra base sockets on a handmade brass cluster, UL listed...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Bronze Panel Round Bent Glass Lantern Four-Light Caldwell Urn Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful neoclassical or regency patina bronze, panel round bent glass lantern with four candelabra lights in the manner of E.F. Caldwell finished off with urn finials all the top...
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1930s Neoclassical Vintage Lanterns

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Bronze

Unique Arts an Crafts Brass Pendant Light with Acid Etched Color Glass Shades
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful and rare Arts & Crafts chandelier. This light fixture from the heydays of the Arts and Crafts period comes with the original glass shades. These wonderfully colored shades...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Lanterns

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Brass

Fine Acorn Lantern by F&C Osler
Located in Steyning, West sussex
A fine diamond cut glass lantern of acorn form, mounted with gilt lacquered brass.
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1890s English Victorian Antique Lanterns

Materials

Cut Glass

Large French Wood Painted Lantern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Magnificent lantern in painted wood, France, early 19th century. Hand-carved and unwired.
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19th Century French Antique Lanterns

Materials

Paint, Wood

18th Century Italian Processional Lanterns With Original Paint
Located in Houston, TX
These Lanterns have been newly wired. They were used in the Italian Cathedrals with candles in them for the Procession in the 18th Century. They are really spectacular in person and...
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18th Century Italian Antique Lanterns

Materials

Metal

18th Century Rococo Brass Footwarmer
Located in Copenhagen, K
Fantastic brass footwarmer or lantern, used to bring to church so that one could keep warm in the rather cold churches at the time. But could be used with a candle and be a very deco...
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18th Century and Earlier Danish Rococo Antique Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Early 20th C Prismatic Glass and Bronze Rare Elongated Holophane Lantern Light
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A totally original and very rare five part Holophane industrial lantern, the glass is housed in a bronze cage with original high quailty chains and ceiling rose. All glass sections ...
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Early 20th Century English Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

1940's four light Lantern Attributed to Fontana Arte
Located in Amsterdam, NH
Very unique 1940s four light lantern attributed to Fontana Arte. Consists of four cut glass panels and a brass frame and green colored lamp socket.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Black Metal Exterior Lantern
Located in Stamford, CT
Contemporary four-pane square black metal exterior lantern with five lights and a cross vault arched top.  
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Late 20th Century Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Gilt bronze lantern
Located in Atlanta, GA
Very fine gilt bronze lantern with dome and beveled glass
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Early 20th Century French Lanterns

Materials

Ormolu

Elegant Murano Beaded Glass Lantern
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Lanterns made up of "palmettes" in Murano beaded glass. Gilding design on the arm and on the top of the arm.
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Late 20th Century Italian Lanterns

Materials

Murano Glass

Large Set of Silver Plated Lanterns
Located in New York, NY
A large set of vintage silver plated acorn shaped lanterns, with seeded clear glass insets, silver and lacquered finish. Four interior lights each.  Adjustable height.
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Early 20th Century English Lanterns

Materials

Glass

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.

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