Early Style Hall and Bell Jar Lanterns

It is the style of lantern that harkens back to some of the earliest designs in medieval 13th century. During that time, those designs consisted of basic panels of horn or glass. They were the first innovations by man toward the journey in lighting technology to chase away the shadows and dampness of dark hallways.

As our ideas and lighting needs evolved, so too did the hanging lamps used to illuminate rooms and passageways. It was the 18th century however, in darkly paneled homes, where light originally only shone from the fireplace and candles. So, homes incorporated the designs of their medieval and renaissance predecessors by enclosing the candles in glass meant to be hung from ceilings.

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These beautiful bell jar lanterns were created with the utmost respect to following the traditional hand-made method from so long ago. Our antique reproductions are in fact, all hand made. From the stunning glass domes, gorgeous smoke bells right down to the copper wheel engraved motifs, we've painstakingly ensured by hand each reproduction is nearly flawless compared to the original. Even the early style hall lantern's canopy, chain, bezel band, griffin head hooks and ventilator caps were artisan made by hand as well. Most of the finishes featured on our bell jar lanterns is a glorious, old-fashioned dark bronze which gives an enchanting antique patina.

For 60 years, we have been dedicated to delivering the best quality antique reproductions and lighting solutions for antique lamps. Our passion and drive have given us a unique expertise to share with the antique community, filling a need with affordable, flawless reproductions few can offer.

These early style hall lanterns are utterly enchanting and excellently proportioned to add just the right amount of elegance with a hint of grandeur to any hallway or room in a home. French-inspired lanterns will harmonize masterfully with renaissance-influenced furniture or décor.

When it comes to finding the right ambiance for you and your home, we're the number one trusted source for antique lighting and replicas. No matter what room, or what style, our bell jar lanterns will add a spark of atmosphere for years to come!