Old House Journal : 2020-08-04

Lighting & Hardware : 57 : 55

Lighting & Hardware

The ‘Pental’ mini pendant is made from steel and comes in six metallic finishes. It’s from Hubbardton Forge (hubbardton­forge.com). This reversible latch in solid brass adds curves to Tudor or Colonal Revival casement windows. (signatureh­ardware.com) RIGHT BOTTOM lighting & hardware Mission sconces. Electric-era lighting was upgraded as designs come in styles Colonial technology changed, so you don’t Revival to Sputnik. necessaril­y have to stick to the original period of your house. hardware styles repeat in Colonial styles dating from be- cycles. The 1910s and ’20s saw fore 1820, even if available elec- such revivals as crystal and glass trified, include patinated cop- doorknobs, and hammered iron per lanterns, chandelier­s with entry sets. By the 1930s, rus- “candle tapers,” onion lamps, tic black strap hinges could be and mirrored sconces. Gaslight- found in timbered Tudors and era is another name for late- Spanish Colonial haciendas. Victorian period lighting, usu- Jazz Age hardware shows ally electrifie­d in reproducti­on, machine- age origins; postwar including designs adapted from designs may flaunt Modern fixtures that would have burned style and materials. gas (shades face up rather than down). Arts & Crafts lighting of the period 1890 to 1925 has allusions from English medieval ABOVE to Asian-inspired California­n. Such “bungalow-era” lighting includes Cotswold style, art glass and mica, hammered copper, and 55

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