|Lighting By Hammerworks
Handcrafted Colonial Period Lighting Fixtures
"Since 1979 One Goal, One Passion...To Bring Yesteryear To Light"
A Legacy Of Authentic Craftsmanship
|About Lighting By Hammerworks
|The Right Lighting for Your Antique Colonial Home
If your period home is in need of antique light fixtures, deciding what to replace them with may be a challenging undertaking. While there many modern styles to
choose from, selecting a lighting fixture that is appropriate to the historic architecture of the home is an important decision.
In the colonial times lighting a room was a challenge, as electricity was not an option. Candle,and in later times kerosene were the only fuel sources available.
Antique light fixtures where commonly made of tin,iron and wood with brass being used for formal homes. Providing light in the dark Early American homes was
always a challenging task for the skilled craftsman that handcrafted each fixture one by one, as we still do here at Lighting By Hammerworks. They would
incorporate hand cut mirror into tin wall sconces to reflect light back into the room. Colonial tin wall sconces were also made with a reflector to help bounce light
back into the room. Wood was often carved to create a body for a colonial chandelier with either iron or tin arms holding candles to hang for illuminating the
center of a room or over a dining table.
Lighting By Hammerworks for over 30 years has been creating reproduction antique colonial lighting, just as the skilled craftsmen of earlier times. Obviously electric
has been incorporated into our designs, but we still offer burning candle as an option on most of our antique reproduction fixtures. No matter what lighting fixture
you choose for your colonial style home, you can be sure that any option offered by Hammerworks is the right choice!
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