Medieval lighting. The bell jar lantern has a design firmly rooted in medieval lighting styles. Evidence of metal used to make the lamps has been documented from the Dark Ages through the Renaissance. As glass became more accessible over time, lamps became more popular. Leonardo da
bell jar lanterns shown here add just the right amounts of scale and grandeur to this hallway.
'hanging lantern' accent with the curled arm. You can view that one here: http://bld.cm/NyKSRI.
The second is from Murray Feiss' Gavin Collection. This piece looks very similar to the fixture in the image, but the pointed top is lessened a bit. You can view it here: http://bld.cm/Of63uf.
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l jar lanterns in 18th-century England. Most homes in 18th-century England were dark and gloomy, as lighting was either generated from an open fire or candlelight. Candles were an expensive commodity and used sparingly, even among the wealthy. Bell jar lanterns were often hung in the vestibules and entrance
bell jar lantern with bronze fittings shown here is the perfect fit for this understated yet classic foyer.
these lanterns! Does anyone know where they are from?
Or for a single lantern, bump up to 1/3 or even larger- too small is no good
single lantern, or if you want to make a big impact with your lighting choice, bump the size up to one-third the height of the door. When in doubt, go a little larger. A too-small fixture can destroy the look of an entryway.