Lanterns have been around for almost as long as there has been fire. Lamps of all size, shape, color and form create the vast landscape that we can see at night. Drawing light from kerosene, whale blubber and a variety of oils and fats; nearly everything we as humans could set fire to, we attempted to generate light from it. Our lighting sources evolved and lamps for indoor use were produced. The first renditions may not have amounted to anything we would consider bright, but a progression of better lighting was soon to come. Thankfully between 1878-1879, Thomas Edison created the long lasting filament bulb that we can recognize in our homes today.
In a lamp that Sturbridge has carried for quite some time, we’ve created the best of both worlds. A lower section lantern design for a colonial inspired feel. An electric candle stick light that glows though the seeded glass panes; we thought it best to keep a safe bulb below, instead of the fire hazard a standard candle may carry. Above is a traditional lampshade, covering an additional bulb that provides a second source of light while reading. The two together instill a wonderful feeling of being by the seashore or perhaps memories as a child. It is a lamp that creates it’s own space. Coordinate our Lantern Lamp with nautical themed decor, place in your study or let it stand tall on it’s own, on a hall side table – any way you choose, this lamp won’t leave you in the dark.
The Sturbridge Lantern Lamp also has a dial that allows you to control the top or the bottom portion, providing a partial or full lightscape. It will draw you in with warm light from the candle below and makes a great utility lamp with it’s room filling light above. With your choice of a brass, bronze, red or verdigris colored lamp base and three sizes to fit your table lighting needs, you really should consider where your Lantern Lamp will go. Get one for yourself or as a great gift, while on sale for a limited time during our Annual Lighting Sale going on right now.