Regency Lights for Period Homes, Classic Elegant Lighting Styles

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Refined elegant Regency lighting. Reproduction light fittings from the Regency era including Flemish chandeliers, French style lighting, classical light fixtures ideal for hotel lighting as well wall sconces, candelabras and hall lanterns for lighting Regency period homes. Regency lights with less emphasis on fussy decorations, a more understated grandeur. The light fittings of the Regency era were simple strongly symmetrical, with gentle curves, heavily influenced by French styling and in particular a new interpretation of the Classical Greek look. Regency style lighting was simpler lighting with finer detail that would have included scrolls, shields, Egyptian designs and motifs, wreath and garland motifs and acanthus leaves. Reeding and fluting, a sort of ribbed detailing, was commonly used on Regency furniture and this was echoed in the Regency light fittings. This detailing can be found on reproduction Regency lighting where reeded columns are used on the bases of metal table lights, on the columns of standard lamps and on the frames of Regency chandeliers.

Formal Regency chandeliers, lit by candles, were made in silver, gold polished brass or burnished brass with rich brown and black patinas. Regency wall sconces, Regency hall lanterns, Regency candelabras and torchieres were all in use for lighting in the larger Regency homes. Torchieres, or torch lamps, were tall metal stands with 2 or 3 candelabra style lights that were used to provide additional lighting for larger Regency rooms. Oil burning lamps were also a feature of Regency lighting with glass chimney style oil lamps being popular. Candles were still the norm for home lighting but were expensive and going to a Regency home well lit by wax candles was a sign of wealth.