Lighting during Jacobean times would have been provided by rustic metal chandeliers, light fittings in wrought iron and dark bronze, antique black and pewter light fixtures and dark wooden ceiling lights and wall lights. These Jacobean period lights would have been decorated with Renaissance and Roman or Gothic style motifs. Lights in Jacobean era would have included stems and intertwining leaves, elaborate Flemish scroll work on antique chandeliers, mythological beasts and figure heads in profile on dark wrought iron light fittings.
To reproduce lighting effects that are in keeping with the Jacobean era use forged wrought iron light fittings with metal candle sconces and drips. The entrance hall was all important during Jacobean times and the wealthy citizens would ostentatiously decorate their entrance halls to show their wealth. They would have used their best and most richly decorated chandeliers for their entrance halls. Additional lighting would have been provided by wall sconces in wrought iron and by using candle style metal table lamps. To echo the Jacobean use of heavily carved dark wooden furniture, light fittings in dark wood could also be used to achieve an authentic look. Rustic style wooden lights, including ceiling fittings with candle lights and matching wooden wall lights would all work well. Dark wooden standard lamps would not look out of place and would give additional mood lighting. A carefully selected Tiffany style table lamp would echo the rich tapestries and leaded windows of this period.
At Bespoke Lights we believe that lighting has to provide the perfect solution for your needs and this is why we offer our bespoke service. We will work with you to design and create exactly what you want. Using our own select network of custom lighting manufacturers we can fabricate reproduction Jacobean lighting that is in keeping with your period home.