Lighting in the Georgian period slowly became more sophisticated with a move away from the simple rustic lighting styles of earlier years. In larger Georgian houses light fittings would have included glass metal and wooden chandeliers. Highly polished or burnished brass and silver were commonly used for the more expensive Georgian light fittings. Chandeliers, lit by candles, were hung in the most important rooms and these were spectacular with lots of curved arms and decorations. The French influenced elegant and graceful Rococo style became all the rage. This style was epitomised by large central lights with lots of flowing arms that would have included hand crafted acanthus leaves and foliage with crystal and cut glass drops added for adornment. The same detail would have been used on matching wall lights and candelabras or multi stemmed candlesticks that would have been used for lighting large dining tables. Solid brass lanterns suspended on chains and lit by candles were widely used for lighting in Georgian entrance halls and reception areas. Wall sconces with open candles and reflective back mirrors were commonly used for lighting either side of fireplaces. Georgian wall lights and sconces would have been enclosed in glass cases to protect them from drafts. Georgian lighting was characterised by strong symmetrical shapes.
Luckily, today, we are able to recreate functional lighting from the Georgian era that retains the character but has all the benefits of modern electric light. We have the luxury of being able to use the best of modern materials to create lights that replicate the lighting that would have been used in Georgian times, a compromise between being authentic and functional. Bespoke Lights bring you a quality collection of lighting suitable for Georgian homes. Additionally we are able to offer a bespoke service for our customers to have a light made to their specific requirements. We have many years of experience in the lighting industry and can offer unique custom-made lighting at a fair price and give you the benefit of on-line shopping with old fashioned service.