Colonial New England Wall Lantern
At Hammerworks we make our Colonial New England Wall Lantern completely by hand in the USA. As a matter of fact, we employ the same skilled techniques of hand bending and soldering the metal as our Colonial New England forefathers. That being said, this attention to detail and quality craftsmanship guarantees that you are receiving a fine heirloom quality lantern. Also, we handcraft each of our wall lanterns in a choice of solid copper or brass. Hence this ensures that you will consistently receive a solidly built wall light. Consequently, this New England Wall Lantern will illuminate any doorway to your period reproduction home for years to come. Most of all the attractive design enhances the aesthetic value of any New England architectural home design.
As mentioned above, we use a choice of solid copper and brass to create each New England Wall Lantern. Therefore, you can choose from either of these standard finishes for your Reproduction Wall Lanterns. Or, if you prefer, select from our custom finish options of either verdigris or painted black. We recommend that you take some time to consider each option and determine which one is best suited to the exterior of your home before making a selection.
Outdoor Wall Lanterns
Another important factor to consider for the Outdoor Wall Lanterns is size. It’s important to keep in mind that proper sizing is a key factor when selecting your exterior doorway lanterns. In fact, the biggest mistake when installing a New England Wall Lantern is purchasing fixtures that are too small. Keeping in mind a few simple tips when selecting your fixtures will greatly enhance the final look and visual appeal of your lighting. Therefore, your lights should be ⅓ to ¼ the size of your door and trim. If you have a grand entryway with a high ceiling you can go bigger. In that case, opt for ⅓ the size of your door. On the other hand, if you’re in a tighter area, or for a side or back entryway light, try ¼ the size of your door.
Given these points, if the W112 seems as if it will be too small for your space, consider using one of the larger versions of this light. In fact, we make these Colonial Outdoor Wall Lights in 2 larger sizes for just this reason! Although they are shown with a wire grid, you can eliminate this feature if you prefer.
I purchased 2 of these copper lanterns for my front porch. I just love the classic look and the quality of the workmanship! Hammer works was great to deal with and I will definitely buy from them again.