The Right Lighting for Your Antique Colonial Home
If your vintage 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 for lighting. Antique colonial
lighting fixtures where commonly made of tin,iron and wood with brass being used for
formal colonial homes.
Providing light in the dark colonial homes was always a challenging task for the skilled
craftsman that handcrafted each lighting 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 lighting the center of a
room or over a dining table.
Lighting By Hammerworks has for over 30 years been creating these reproduction
antique colonial lighting fixtures just as the skilled craftsmen of colonial times.
Obviously electric has been incorporated into our lighting fixtures, but we still offer burning
candle as an option on most of our antique reproduction lighting fixtures. No matter what
lighting fixture you choose for your colonial style home, you can be sure that any option
offered by Lighting by Hammerworks is the right choice!
|About Lighting By Hammerworks
Please VIsit Our Factory Showroom - 6 Fremont St. Worcester MA 01603
You are invited to enjoy the unique experience of that
Lighting By Hammerworks represents. As you peruse this website, you will soon
realize that we offer the most complete line of Colonial Lighting fixtures and
However, offering an extensive line is not enough for us. We offer only the highest
quality and value which is unsurpassed in the industry. For over 30 years, Lighting
By Hammerworks has been known for superior craftsmanship, engineering and
attention to detail in all of our
We turn all of our wooden chandeliers, spin our own metal finials and details, and
execute all of our fixtures by hand. Also, many of our processes employ similar
tools and the same techniques as those used by the original craftsmen.
Lighting By Hammerworks has worked with designers, architects and contractors
throughout the country. Our Early American lighting, whether selected from our
standard line or custom developed for specific projects, can be seen on thousands
of homes and in major historic Colonial municipal restoration lighting projects.
Among Hammerworks and Hearth-glo's more famous customers is the Walt Disney
Company. Our fixtures have been used on the sets of several movies, including
Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy. In addition, Hammerworks and
Hearth-glo lighting fixtures can be seen at Disney's Parks in Florida, California and
Hammerworks fixtures have been used in numerous other movie and TV
productions, as well as in high end restaurants and retail locations throughout the U.S.
|"Since 1979 One Goal, One Passion...To Bring Yesteryear To Light"
A Legacy Of Authentic Craftsmanship
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|Colonial Lighting Fixtures - "Handcrafted"
Colonial period lighting.
Made By Hand in USA