Nothing accentuates a nostalgic interior design quite like the soft glow of a hanging lantern. Read More...
Lanterns fill a similar lighting role to hanging pendant lighting, however they are usually smaller and more decorative. The smaller size means the light given is even more focused than is usually the case with a pendant light.
While lanterns may be used anywhere, they are really at their best in rooms that otherwise already have an antique look, especially where a nautical or maritime theme has been applied.
Lanterns will also look very well in spaces designed with a late 19th or early 20th century look. For example, the kind of décor shown in movie adaptations novels by authors such as Agatha Christie or Arthur Conan Doyle.
Certain styles of lighting are also good for use in spaces decorated with a Mediterranean, Turkish, or Middle Eastern theme. This is the case with designs that are more open and feature more intricate metal work in the lantern design.
Combined with carefully chosen wall lights, lanterns may be used to very good effect. The important factor will be that the wall lights and lantern have designs that complement, not clash.
The lantern designs from Christopher Wray are generally among the more ornate and traditional looking items in the Christopher Wray lighting collection. They often feature heavy use of metal and glass, with the intention usually being to replicate the authentic look of a traditional lantern.
A few pieces have a very decorative flourish, with an Art Nouveau inspiration, and there are a few that are a bit more modern in style, but generally speaking the lantern designs are not flamboyant or ostentatious.
This is appropriate for lantern design, and the deliberate understatement is one of the things that makes a lantern so charming and, in some settings, intimate. Lanterns can enhance a room design theme without really seeming like they are trying. Show Less...
Decorative lanterns in antique brass frame with option of all clear glass or colour banded glass (one set of colours only as featured) Please note that the sizing offered is for the lantern only and does not include length of chain and ceiling plate which is approx 50cm.
Large contemporary lantern in a silver leaf metal finish featuring a cylindrical shaped frame with an arched top, decorated with an organic pattern, inspired by the shapes formed by nature. The inner pendant has art-deco style design features and is complete with four cylindrical shaped etched glass diffusers that are distressed white in finish.
Classic hanging lantern collection available in two sizes, with a Victorian inspired design featuring a ribbed patterned glass bowl with a metal band which is suspended by chain from a round ceiling plate. Within which sits a three light candelabra style chandelier suspended via a height adjustable telescopic rod. Formed in cast brass and available in a choice of two metal finishes.
High specification semi-flush hand forged iron lantern style lamp, design also has solid brass decorative detail and glass bowl. Freethorpe is illuminated via 4 inner lamps and outer direct light at the base of the lantern. Single light version also exists priced accordingly.
Lantern or pendant suspension, clear cut crystal glass in the form of lantern with lid complete. Minimal adjustable cable suspension. Size offered is for the unit only and does not include cable supplied approx 1metre.
Impressive solid cast brass lantern with a neo-classical design featuring a heaxagonal frame with a curved decorative crown and base. Decorated throughout with intricate cast brass detailing. Available in four sizes and a choice of two metal finishes, complete with clear bevelled glass panels.
Classic chain suspended lantern, featuring old school inspired globe concept. Design features circular ceiling plate from which three chains suspend supporting ring and houses the blown white glass shade diffuser. All finished in Antique brass and Verdigris mixed brass metal (one finish only available). Illumination supplied via 2 x maximum 60watt lamps E27 of individual choice.