Lanterns and light fixtures are available in the following finishes: Antiqued, Rust Red, Flat Black, and Verdigris. Bubble glass available - please add $15.00.
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Shipping is extra according to size and weight unless mentioned as included.
Shaker style from the Old Sturbridge Village collection
Available in rust red or flat black
Scoop Light Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 10 inches
Pierced Ships Lantern
Dimensions: 7 x 11 inches
Ships Lantern with Mica
Price: $175.00 (Two Panel)
$200.00 (Three Panel)
Cowhorn was one of the elements used in lanterns, thus the name "Lanthorn". Horn would buckle and warp in heat as well as provide dinner to starving rats. Mica, an ore, was imported as early as the 16th century to England from Russia and was called Muscovy glass. It was used for lantern panes and the stern windows of ships. As glass became more affordable during the early 18th century it replaced mica. Other materials used for lantern panes include waxed linen, vellum, and the large window pane oyster found in the Philippines.
Note: Shaving boiled and pressed cowhorn is very labor intense. The best I've ever found was made by Roland Cadle and the new Tin Shoppe in Colonial Williamsburg has been experimenting and doing a grand job.
Below is a picture of ships lanterns on a gun deck of a ship.
Pennsylvania Style Lantern
Dimensions: 6 1/4 x 14 inches
Price: $95.00 (Plain Glass) $110.00 (Bubble Glass - As Shown)
Cone Top Lantern Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches