Victorian Period Lighting, Reproduction Victorian Light Fittings

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Victorian lighting, 100's of Victorian lights to choose from. Faithful reproduction and replica antique lights for Victorian period homes. Victorian ceiling lights, Victorian wall lights, Victorian lanterns, and traditional Victorian style indoor and outdoor lights. Bespoke Lights is a British lighting company specialising in quality light fittings with an authentic period feel, including many quality Victorian reproduction lights hand crafted in the UK. Our traditional ranges of Victorian lighting and lanterns are made using the finest materials and can be custom made with longer drops for lighting high ceilings. Victorian lights in authentic period colours, including pewter lights, brass lights, chandeliers in gold, silver and black lights too. We are very proud of our quality finishes and aged patinas within our Victorian Lighting range. 

Lighting in the Victorian drawing rooms and dining rooms would have included large central chandeliers suspended from the ceiling on chains, matching wall sconces around the room, candelabras on the mantelpiece in front of mirrors, oil lamps on the tables, as well as extra candelabras and candlesticks for additional lighting. Victorian chandeliers would have been in brass, cast iron, wrought iron or crystal and hung from central plastered ceiling roses. They would have been highly decorative, often with ornate glass shades. The chandeliers and wall sconces were only lit on special occasions and everyday Victorian home lighting was by candlesticks, candelabras and oil lamps. Brighter and more efficient oil lamps were introduced and these had large opaque glass shades around the inner chimney to diffuse the light. Many of these Victorian glass shades were coloured or frosted, and etched with decorative patterns. In the larger Victorian homes the hall was an important feature and was furnished as a room in its own right and would have warranted a large impressive chandelier. The hoop or cartwheel style chandelier was a popular choice for lighting Victorian entrance halls.

Gas was not used for home lighting until mid to late Victorian times. Globe type gas chandeliers or gasoliers were hung as central pendants with a ventilation grill above and gas wall brackets replaced the wall sconces. The Victorians took every opportunity to embellish their lights with decorative scrolled arms on the chandeliers and adorned them with faceted glass beads and crystal. Fabric shades became popular during the Victorian era and were sumptuously decorated with frills and tassels.