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Lanterns

All our lanterns are fabricated from solid American brass, copper, or terne coated copper, non-ferrous materials guaranteed not to rust. Each fixture is cut, bent, shaped and turned by hand, using antique machinery and techniques, eliminating the artificial uniformity created by mass production techniques. Hand applied special and custom finishes including pewter, gunmetal, verdigris, bronze, antiqued, polished and lacquered brass as well as custom color painted finishes are available.

Many of our lanterns can be built for mounting on a post or wall, or suspended for hanging applications. All lanterns that utilize sheet glass are glazed with standard Pane Glass. Special options such as Mouth Blown Restoration Seeded Glass, Rippled Glass and Opalized Glass may be substituted for an additional charge.

All hanging lanterns come with two feet chain and wire standard and all mounting hardware included. Post mounted lanterns are designed to accept a standard 3" diameter round post, and are provided with mounting screws and appropriate hardware.

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  1. SM-LT-1-P Lantern

    SM-LT-1-P Lantern

    $1,289.00

    Dimension: 25 1/2" H • 14" Diam.

    Federalist lantern design circa 1789 - 1801.

    • Available in wall and hanging versions. 
    • Available in larger size as SM-LT-2-P (36 1/2" H. x 22" Diam.). Please call to order.
    • Post collar is 3" inside diameter round.

    Shown in Basic Burnished Copper/Blown Seeded Glass.

    All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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  2. SM-LT-13-P Lantern

    SM-LT-13-P Lantern

    $408.00

    Dimension: 12 1/"2 H • 9" Diam.

    This onion globe fixture is an ever popular classic. Available in wall, post or hanging models, our version of the antique railroad and nautical lantern is also offered in 3 sizes. We use a domestic optic crystal glass made in West Virginia and surround it with a sturdy brass cage that is shaped and silver soldered here in our Vermont workshops.

    • Cage, Top Loop, and Wireway are Brass.
    • 3" Brass post collar and mounting screws 
    • Available in larger sizes as SM-LT-14-P (Dimensions: H. 16 1/2"  Diam. 11 1/2") and SM-LT-15-P (H. 18 1/2"  Diam. 13 1/2'). Please call to order.

    Shown in Basic Burnished Copper With Brass Cage.

    All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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  3. SM-LT-33-P Lantern

    SM-LT-33-P Lantern

    $665.00

    Dimension: 25" H • 10 1/2" W • 10 1/2" D"

    The double arched roof design dates back to early European models.  The curved hood may have been designed to allow heat to escape while preventing a convenient perch for birds.

    • Cross bars and mounting screws are Brass 
    • Overall height includes 3 1/2" long post collar

    Shown in Basic Burnished Copper w/Pane Glass.

    All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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  4. SM-LT-45-P Lantern

    SM-LT-45-P Lantern

    $651.00

    Dimension: 21 1/2" H • 11 1/2" W • 11 1/2" D

    This fixture is based on the post lantern in front of the Jonathan Ashley house in historic Deerfield, Massachusetts.

    • Other sizes and applications are available. Please inquire.

    Shown in Basic Burnished Copper/Pane Glass.

    All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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  5. SM-LT-47-P Lantern

    SM-LT-47-P Lantern

    $1,119.00

    Dimension: 34 1/2" H • 15 1/2" W • 15 1/2" D

    This is an exact copy of the post lantern in front of the Jonathan Ashley house in historic Deerfield, Massachusetts.

    • Shown with custom square collar. 
    • Overall height includes 3 1/2" length post collar. 
    • Available in other sizes and applications. Please call to inquire.

    Shown in Special Darkened Terne w/Pane Glass.

    All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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  6. SM-LT-55-P Lantern

    SM-LT-55-P Lantern

    $805.00

    Dimension: 22" H • 10" W • 10" D"

    This Mansard style lantern has been used with great success on architectural styles ranging from Greek Revival to Post Modern Minimalist. Its clean lines will add elegance and style to any home.
    • Overall height includes 3 1/2" length post collar
    • Larger size available as SM-LT-56-P (26" H x 12" W x 12" D). Call to order.
    • This fixture can be configured for hanging and wall mount applications.

    Shown in Basic Terne/Pane Glass.

    All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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  7. SM-LT-71-P Lantern

    SM-LT-71-P Lantern

    $1,106.00

    Dimension: 27" H • 12 1/4" W • 12 1/4" D"

    Based on a Philidelphia lantern from the mid to late 18th century. The originals display an amazing range of decorative rooftop detail.  This fixture's classical lines compliment all styles from a Federal Farmhouse to Cape Cod Revival.

    • Overall height includes 3 1/2" length post collar
    • Larger size available as SM-LT-72-P (H 32" x W 12 1/4 x D 12 14"). Please call to order.
    • Also available with Edison socket and frosted hurricane chimney.

    Shown in Basic Burnished Copper/Rippled Glass.

    All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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  8. SM-LT-75-P Lantern

    SM-LT-75-P Lantern

    $1,403.00

    Dimension: 39" H. x 14.5" W. x 14.5" W.

    Authentic Design's Boston Post Lantern is accurate in every detail to an original we acquired years ago. This reproduction lamp was used in the film version of "War of the Worlds" and (we believe) upstaged Tom Cruise in the final scenes of the movie! With handsome proportions and lovingly built, this is a legacy fixture for the home.

    For post mounting, we recommend using our cradle bracket. Hand built in our Vermont workshops, it is custom fit to each lantern.

    • Overall height includes 3 1/2" post collar
    • Optional black wrought iron cradle and Mounting Hardware @ $275.00 

    Shown in Basic Burnished Copper/Pane Glass.

    All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

    Due to its size, this item requires an additional $55 shipping surcharge, in addition to the standard shipping charges you'll find at checkout. We've included the surcharge in our online price; if you're in the neighborhood, pick up this item at our store and save!

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  9. SM-LT-81-F Lantern

    SM-LT-81-F Lantern

    $603.00

    Dimension: 6 1/4" H • 16" W • 16" D"

    • Available in smaller size as SM-LT-82-F for purchase on our website.

    Shown in Basic Burnished Copper/Pane Glass.

    All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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  10. SM-LT-83-F Lantern

    SM-LT-83-F Lantern

    $480.00

    Dimension: 5" H • 10" W • 10" L"

    This classic square fixture is both beautiful and functional with a shallow ceiling projection. Can be used in mudrooms and hallways as well as covered porches and walkways.  

    Shown in Special Darkened Terne/Seeded Glass.

    All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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