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...
Classically themed lantern with a zodiac themed design, featuring a round frame formed in solid brass suspended via a decorative rod with a celestial globe shaped centre insert, complete with an opal glass globe shaped diffuser surrounded by a metal band adorned with a series of motifs of signs of the zodiac. Available in a bronze metal finish with verdigris highlights.
Elegant hall or entrance lantern in solid brass and available in an antique white painted metal finish with gilded detailing. Feature Crown top and decorative centre band. Globe shaped diffuser available in clear and white and prices remain the same regardless of finish combination selected. Height offered is for the lantern only and does not include chain and ceiling canopy supplied approx 1.5 metres.
Hand forged artisan iron lantern collection. Individually crafted and hand painted with leaf frame detail. Available in three sizes with varying lights accordingly. Metal frame is available in various finishes, see rotation images. Colours offered are to be used as a guide only.
Lantern suspension with a difference! Unusual bulbous frame where top and bottom circular ring is lined with Swarovski elements. Centre band also has Swarovski elements in black combined with clear glass rosettes. Chrome frame completes the look.
Large bell jar and solid brass hall or entrance lantern, realised with minimal clear shaped glass supported by a ring from which four chain supports suspend. Centre rod from with 6 cast arms sit complete with cream candle sleeves. Available in a choice of two metal finishes but with limited availability whilst stocks last.
Marine inspired hanging lantern, finished in a western bronze. Design has caged frame with clear seeded internal diffuser glass. Suitable for entrances, hallways or over counters featured in multi-line or similar, in modern or traditional interiors.
Classically themed decorative lantern, featuring a solid brass frame with leaf motif cast detailing on the upper band and decorative cast detailing on the central rod and base cup, complete with a round base finial. Available in a choice of three metal finishes, with a domed shade in either clear, satin or scavo glass.
Small solid cast brass hanging lantern. Curvy six sided frame with decorative arched upper detail, all finished in plated gold fitting with clear curved glass panels and illuminated via 3 x E14 lamps of choice.
Classically themed hand carved wood lantern with a French XVIII Century inspired design, featuring a hexagonal shaped frame and decorative crown with leaf shaped carvings. Available in a wide selection of hand painted finishes.