Large collection of Elizabethan style lighting from Bespoke Lights. Dark black chandeliers hanging on chains, rustic metal wall sconces, antique metal table lamps, lights in forged wrought iron, pewter lights and lanterns. Reproduction Elizabethan light fittings that recreate the feel of Medieval lighting.
Artificial lighting in the reign of Elizabeth 1 was provided by candlelight and open fires. Dark metal chandeliers suspended on chains and lit by candles would have been common in larger rooms. Many of these would have been decorated with Gothic motifs, coats of arms, decorative scrolls and of course the Tudor rose. Metal wall sconces, wall torches and metal table lights would have provided additional light. Simple pottery oil lamps using animal and vegetable oils were introduced during this period.
To recreate the authentic look of Elizabethan lighting, whilst still having the modern convenience of electric light, consider using dark metal fittings in antique black, cast iron, wrought iron, brass or pewter. Circular cartwheel style forged wrought iron ceiling lights can be suspended from the ceiling on metal chains. These lights are available in a choice of sizes and are ideal for dining rooms and entrance hallways. For smaller spaces consider using metal lanterns with a leaded glass effect and for additional task and background light use candle style dark metal table lights or standard lamps. Bespoke Lights have put together a ready-made selection of light fittings that will help you to achieve a look that is in keeping with the lighting of Elizabethan times. Many of these period lights are made in wrought iron or cast iron and we are able to offer a bespoke service to enable our customers to have unique wrought iron lights made to their own specification. We work closely a small group of skilled British artisans who manufacture period lighting using traditional methods. Simply contact us to set the ball rolling, or alternatively select from our ready-made selection.