10 November 2017
As the days grow shorter, lighting becomes an increasingly important feature in our homes. For style, atmosphere and drama, antique lighting can be the perfect choice. Here is a selection of some of our loveliest lighting, guaranteed to create a welcoming ambience…
This unusual brass lantern with panels of convex glass would be a perfect addition to a hallway or stairwell:
Cast from bronze, these glamorous torchere wall lights were manufactured in England c.1930. They encompass the elegance of the Art deco period with a nod to Palladian Classicism. These would work perfectly in both a contemporary and traditional interior.
Provenance is always a bonus with antiques, and this chandelier has a dazzling past. It was installed in the Knightsbridge Palace Hotel in 1911. One of a set of five, these chandeliers would have illuminated the opulent Art Nouveau foyer to welcome guests. Sadly this hotel has been redeveloped into a sprawling contemporary complex, so this interior is now lost forever…
If you are looking for something more opulent, then this 19th century chandelier is something to consider! Adorned with figurative and foliate details, the chandelier is fashioned from gilt bronze.