British lantern pendant.
Believe us or not, but it took over ten years for the right old globe lantern to show up at auction. Thatís poring over dozens of maritime auction books. Christieís, Sothebyís, Bonham's. We found it in London, Kensington, early 2005. It was hand made around the turn of the century, 1900s. Probably destined for a windjammer, for sailors wanted quality. Hand shaped brass, in the visual center a heavy wire cage protecting hand blown glass. Never seen such a solid, heavy, well-made globe lantern before.
Our replica of
British pendant lantern does not compromise. You be the judge... inspect... Lift and appreciate solid weight. Consider its many applications. No, we donít want a trophy. True reward is a
recognition of quality offered...
French pendant lantern.
Somehow French tool and instrument makers know how to add a little molding here, a nick or twist there. Here it results in a product of unsurpassed elegance and appeal. Our French lantern was used during expeditions of the French Colonial Army while quartered in Tahiti, Saigon, Casablanca, Martinique. The reason that only a few original brass utilitarian colonial objects can be found these days is that most were melted down during WWII. The French lantern
pendant creates a statement. Itís just the right size and in short;
it has charisma!
Cargo Hold pendant lantern.
This gorgeous nautical pendant lantern features extremely heavy and solid construction. Industrial look of this lantern appeals to contemporary as well as classic interiors.
Cargo Hold pendant lantern provides 360 radius light and hangs from stainless steal adjustable wire to support its solid brass construction. The length of the dark brown anodized wire can be
adjusted with included bolt-clams.
French country pendant lamp.
Nicely molded classic French country style pendant lamp. All bronze finished brass and antique copper.
Pendant lamp complete with cast and turned ceiling bracket with all brass guide-wheels to facilitate easy height adjustment. Copper molded counterweight container holds iron ingots for
Admiralty pendant lamps.
Itís incredible that so few Admiralty lamps from the early 1900s have survived. But it may be many of them were refashioned into WWII gear, when people were asked to turn in brass and aluminum heirlooms. Plows to bulletsÖ Using old and oft-forgotten techniques, we have been able to bring back the interesting shapes of early hold and go down lamps. Impressively large and practical, they were built to last. After finding the original at a Paris auction, we were spellbound when it arrived and we were able to unlock the wing nuts and study the construction. Replicas are made by hand, one by one, duplicating every design and technical detail of the original. Brass and aluminum. Complete with stainless steel
hanging wires and ceiling bracket..
Steamer deck pendant lamps. Clearly created in a workroom, instead of an Italian designerís studio. Almost Steam-punk, with a rugged, tactile feel. Brass sheet, solid airplane aluminum fittings. Cooling ribs to divert heat. Good to touchÖEven better to view. Lighting the galleries, passages, and corridors of early 20th C. steamships and tramp steamers.
Will survive centuries