Around here, we often toss around the names of lighting styles as if everyone in the world were as fascinated with old fixtures as we are… forgetting that the difference between Classical Revival and Colonial Revival isn’t a matter of daily concern to most folks. (I know, shocking isn’t it?)
To remedy this state of affairs, I thought it might be fun to take a closer look at some American period lighting styles and give them a little context. So this is your introduction to a series of posts called A Century of Lighting: 1870-1970.
For consistency’s sake, we’ll explore each of our six style groups using the same format, drawing upon authentic period images from our extensive research archive.
Typical Period Houses & Interiors
Lighting Examples from Sears & Montgomery Ward Catalogues
Lighting Examples from Higher-End Lighting Catalogues
Specific Sub-styles within each Style
Some Rejuvenation Reproductions
So that’s what’s coming in the days ahead about the days past – stay tuned for Victorian, our first installment.