Courtney Paschal -- Casual Living, January 1, 2008
Traditional wall lanterns exude an air of elegance and timelessness as they provide not only a function but a focal point of a home's exterior. Today's variety of finishes and glass options allow for more simple fixtures or ornate designs, but all provide a sense of classic style.
Inspired by lighting designs of the Williamsburg restoration, Troy Lighting resurrects 18th century fixtures with its Anderson Forge Collection.
The European-inspired Monte Carlo lantern from Designs by Bree is crafted of iron for an Old World regal look, complete with an outdoor-friendly finish.
The Williamsburg lantern by Eden Outdoor Living also can be used as a tabletop candle lantern and features an attractive, elegant Olde Pewter finish with clear glass.
Gold luster tinted glass, a warm walnut finish and curvaceous form give curb appeal to an ornate lantern, part of The Baton Rouge Collection by Murray Feiss.
Copper and seedy glass pair to create a classic copper lantern from R Jesse & Company, showcasing simplicity and timelessness.
Mission Square by Thomas Lighting carries design elements of the Arts and Crafts and Mission Style eras from the lid's riveted seams to exposed square pegs and artisan glass panels, shown here in a burnished umber finish.
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