Authentic Designs showroom and offices will be closed from December 20, 2014 to January 2, 2015.
Production will continue and emails will be checked. Normal business hours will resume on January 6th at 8:30 am. Thank you.


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About These Fixtures:
Our copies of these designs can be made in the material you choose and may be altered to any size and configuration that suits your individual needs. Please do not hesitate to call and discuss your requirements with our staff.
Exterior Lanterns
Our Selection of exterior lanterns includes many styles that are suitable for interior applications.
Wall Sconces
A bracket - candlestick, usually of brass or iron to fasten againsta wall, for holding one or more candles.
Chandeliers
An ornamental branched support or frame to hold a number of lights (originally candles), usually hung from the roof or ceiling.
Historical Period
Rod Arm Fixtures: 1740 - 1820
Sheet metal Fixtures: 1690 - 1810
Lamping, Bulb & Wattage
All chandeliers and sconces are wired with candelabra based sockets unless otherwise noted.
Candelabra Base Bulbs: Maximum 60 Watts per socket
Edison Base Bulbs: Up to maximum available
Most Common Bulb Size for Chandeliers: 40 Watts per socket
Most Common Bulb Size for Lanterns: 25 Watts per socket
Most Common Bulb Size for Sconces: 40 Watts per socket
A dimmer switch can be used with all of our fixtures.
Waxed Candle Sleeves
Maximum U/L wattage: 40 watts per socket
Recommended wattage: 25 per socket
Real Beeswax is used which will darken over time.
Electrical Box Sizes
Standard Rectangular Wall Box: 3 3/4" H x 2 1/8" W, Mounted Vertically
Octagonal Ceiling Box: 3 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W
Most sconces are made to cover a rectangular wall box mounted vertically.
Selecting the Proper Size Fixture
Fixture Recommendations for Low Ceilngs
Chandeliers in Walk Under Traffic
Chandeliers Over a Table
Mounting Lanterns
Lamp Post
Doorway Lanterns
Measuring Things
Diameters of Chandeliers
Heights of Chandeliers