Our collection of antique lighting is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. We work to find pieces that represent every historic and stylistic era, from early converted gas-powered chandeliers to colorful Modernist pendants. In total, Rejuvenation’s Antiques & Vintage department boasts 11 different historic eras: Victorian, Industrial, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Romance Revival, Classical Revival, Colonial Revival, Classic, Mid-Century Modern, Mod, and Eclectic. Here are a few of our favorite eras exemplified by our 5 of our favorite fixtures:
A transitional period for lights, the Victorian era saw the shift from gas-power to electricity. This incredible Civil-War era 2-arm pendant was originally lit by gas, but we converted it to electric for the modern age.
Although Industrial is a stylistic era, its time period ranges from before the turn of the century through the 1940s—the moniker typically refers more to function than to period. This O.C. White task lamp would have lit a workstation at a factory or garage. And it still works hard today.
3: Art Deco
The glitz and glamor of the golden age of Hollywood are apparent in this pendant, which features a blue opalescent shade and an equally ornate cast fixture.
4: Classical Revival
Crystal is a hallmark of the Classical Revival movement, which often treats its lighting with some favorite ancient detailing, like acanthus leaf, Greek Key, and wave motifs.
5: Mid-Century Modern
Natural materials coupled with unique forms and futuristic styling during the Mid-Century design movement. This solid teak sconce pivots from a wall-mounted teak bracket and connects to the frosted glass globe via a lathe-carved teak shade holder—the more teak the merrier!
See more examples of our favorite historic eras, and our complete collection of antique lighting at rejuvenation.com.